More than 150 customers without power due to storm

Ryan Hill of Lee's Summit Missouri shovels the Kansas City Chiefs' logo out of snow on his driveway

The storm eased up Saturday in St. Louis after dropping more than 10 inches of snow there.

According to the National Weather Service reports, the state of Missouri is the worst hit with more than a foot of snow. Four to 6 inches are predicted for Washington and 2 to 3 inches for Baltimore, they said.

At least five people have died in weather-related road crashes during a snowstorm in the US.

Parts of the Mid-Atlantic are bracing for the first major snow storm of the new year.

There are more than 40 million now under winter storm alerts, in what is the first big winter storm of the season for most areas.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 57 injuries and 4 deaths were reported in traffic accidents that resulted from the inclement weather. Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle lost control due to slick road conditions on Saturday night in Pulaski County, leading the vehicle to be struck by two tractor-trailers.

Louis, most of the flights were either cancelled or delayed.

He says that since the snow began falling Friday, troopers in District 11 in southwestern IL have been called to 114 crashes and a total of 261 incidents, many of which involved vehicles that had veered off roadways into ditches.

In Kansas City ground crews spent hours clearing snow from Arrowhead Stadium ahead of a playoff between Kansas Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.

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Missouri and Kansas took the brunt of the storm on Friday and Saturday, while snow also fell steadily across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency that he says will help utility crews restore electricity more quickly to the state's western Piedmont, foothills and mountains after a winter storm.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of hazardous weather conditions with a winter storm warning projected to last until 12:00 a.m. on Monday.

The Appalachians will pick up some snow and sleet in Virginia, down through North Carolina and Tennessee.

By late Sunday afternoon, the Washington, D.C. metro area, northern Virginia and parts of Maryland had total snowfall accumulations ranging from five to eight inches (12-20 centimeters).

"So, by that time, most of the snow will have already fallen, but there will still be flurries through the beginning of the game", she said.

Virginia State Police said they responded to more than 300 traffic crashes and helped almost 200 disabled vehicles in Virginia from midnight to late Sunday afternoon. Motorists found themselves stranded as snow-covered roads became impossible to pass.

The storm is expected to cover half of the United States with snow and ice over the weekend, and more than 70 million people are expected to feel the wrath of Gia.

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