The massive storm stretching diagonally across the country is living up to the hype.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The massive storm stretching diagonally across the country is living up to the hype.
Layers of dangerous ice and blowing snow are closing roads and airports from Texas to Rhode Island. The storm's more than 2,000-mile reach is threatening to leave about a third of the nation covered in a hodgepodge of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Some areas may get up to two feet of snow -- and when it ends, bitter cold will set in, in some parts of the country. Temperatures in the Midwest will dip well below zero. And gusty winds will blow all of that snow, causing near zero visibility at times.
Blizzard warnings are up and many governors have declared emergencies.
Oklahoma is paralyzed by white-outs, with blowing snow creating 4-foot drifts.
On the southern end of the system, tornado warnings are up in some states.