Snow, ice and frigid temps slam most of US from Midwest to Mexico border

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A massive dose of winter weather is burying much of the US in snow and ice, with millions of Americans from the Midwest to the Mexican border getting slammed with frigid storms.

More than 2 million people in Texas have lost power in widespread blackouts amid record freezing temperatures, while ice and snow forced officials in Louisiana to shut major highways, the Weather Channel reported.

Winter Weather Chicago

A man takes photos of the Cloud Gate sculpture at Millennium Park in Chicago.

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Winter Weather Chicago

Winter Weather Chicago

A man rides a bicycle on the Lakefront Trail in Chicago.

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Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

A jogger makes their way across a snowy street in Seattle.

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Texas Winter Weather

Texas Winter Weather

A coyote trots along a pathway at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

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Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

Seattle residents play in the snow amidst persistent snowfall.

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Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

A bus sits stuck in the snow in Seattle.

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Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

Winter Storm Brings Heavy Snow To Western Washington

A snowboarder passes by a person wearing shorts in Seattle.

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Northwest Storm

John Kramer walks down 42nd Avenue South in Columbia City.

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Northwest Storm

Northwest Storm

A pedestrian walks near a snow-covered staircase at the University of Washington.

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An Oklahoma National Guard Stranded Motorist Assistance Recovery Team assisting at a multi vehicle accident.

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National Guard member and Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Department of Public Safety Trooper assists an injured woman.

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol and National Guard help a truck stranded in snow

Oklahoma Highway Patrol and National Guard help a truck stranded in snow

Oklahoma Highway Patrol and National Guard help a truck stranded in the snow.

Oklahoma National Guard

Texas Winter Weather

Texas Winter Weather

Motorists drive east on Texas State Highway 191.

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The slippery conditions caused a 14-vehicle pileup on I-110 near Whiskey Bay in the Pelican State early Monday, including three jackknifed tractor-trailers, WAFB-TV reported.

In Texas — where Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a disaster declaration — three people died over the weekend in storm-related accidents near San Antonio, KSAT-TV said on Monday.

In Oklahoma, where a fiery pileup shut down the westbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike on Sunday, Gov. Kevin Stitt activated the National Guard as temperatures are due to drop to the lowest levels in 100 years, according to CBS News.

“Oklahomans, please pay attention to travel conditions and help us conserve energy where you can as this winter storm continues,” Stitt wrote on Twitter Sunday night.

The massive storm was expected to continue sweeping across the country and could pile up as much as an inch of ice along a wide swath of the nation Monday — as far east as Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia, the National Weather Service reported.

Winter Weather Texas

Winter Weather Texas

Snow is shown along Main Street near the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Winter Weather Chicago

People walk at Oakwood Beach near Lake Michigan in Chicago.

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Michael Given

Michael Given stands at an intersection asking for money during a winter storm in Oklahoma City.

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Winter Weather Oklahoma

Winter Weather Oklahoma

Cars and plows are driven during the winter storm in Oklahoma City.

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Winter Weather Oklahoma

Winter Weather Oklahoma

Vehicles work to clear an intersection in Oklahoma.

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Winter Weather Texas

Winter Weather Texas

Snow covers the streets in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Winter Weather Texas

Winter Weather Texas

A woman walks through falling snow in San Antonio, Texas.

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Winter Weather Texas

Winter Weather Texas

More snow covers the streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Louisiana snow causes multiple car crashes.

Louisiana State Police

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I-10 westbound at Louisiana Hightway 415 and I-10 eastbound at I-49 were closed due to deteriorating roadway conditions and multiple vehicle crashes.

Louisiana State Police

Snow in Louisiana

Snow in Louisiana

Snow coming down on the roads in Louisiana.

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“There (have) been numerous reports of accidents from icing recently,” NWS lead forecaster Bob Oravec said. “I think there’s going to be a big threat today as the system pushes northeastward.”

Up to a foot of snow was also forecast for across the southern Plains on Monday.

With Post wires

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