Reports, the worst ice storm targets the Central US on Friday. The forecaster warned that it will unload the freezing rains on about a 1,000-mile swath from the Central plains to the mid Atlantic over this weekend
The storm is also expected to cause downed trees, making driving dangerous and extensive power outages.
Freezing ice rains and winter storms warnings were in effect in the central regions of the United States, the weather service said in an advisory declaring both Missouri and Oklahoma to be in a state of emergency.
The weather service said:
Significant amounts of ice accumulations will make travel dangerous or impossible,”.”Travel is strongly discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted.
The NFS league also postponed that start time of the divisional playoff game to be held between Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers in Kansas City from noon to 7:20 pm on Sunday, when the conditions are expected to ease a bit.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for the entire state on Thursday stating that:
Emergency personnel are coordinating with state and local officials to ensure we are … ready for whatever comes our way.
The best thing to do when it’s icy is stay home,” “adding that those who do venture out should heed the advice: “Ice and snow, take it slow.