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US Midwest Braces for Weekend of Freezing Rain, Ice

VOA News Saturday, 14 January 2017
A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois Friday in a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced school cancellations, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for people to stay home. Winter storms are typically associated with heavy snowfall, but the one hammering the southern Plains and Midwest dumped freezing rain, a condition even harder for road crews to treat. A slick roadway was suspected in a fatal wreck in Missouri, where long stretches of...
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News video: Ice storm continues to wreak havoc on central U.S.

Ice storm continues to wreak havoc on central U.S. 00:39

Freezing rain and ice causing dangerous conditions for residents in the Midwest and Great Plains. Colette Luke reports.

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