Traffic is becoming snarled and authorities are warning drivers to stay off the roads Thursday as wintry weather dumps snow across the Mid-South and Appalachians.
Winter weather warnings and advisories are currently in effect for Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Mid-Atlantic states all the way up to Maine.
More than a dozen vehicles and trucks are already reported to have slid off of Interstate-55 in southeast Missouri, the state’s highway patrol told KFVS.
In Kentucky, accidents are being reported along I-75 outside of Lexington, according to WKYT.
Closures are also being reported along parts of I-65 and I-40 in Tennessee.
“Significant wintry weather is expected to produce hazardous travel in the Mid-South and Appalachians as moisture overruns a strong cold front,” the National Weather Service is warning.
“This front will move eastward tonight bringing several inches of snow and likely travel impacts from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast,” it added. “A storm in the Northwest will produce areas of flooding from heavy rain and snow melt, and several feet of mountain snow.”
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.