Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

More Deaths Blamed on Wintry Storm

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

More Deaths Blamed on Wintry Storm

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DALLAS * A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept coating some states to the north in ice, making driving dangerous.

The band of storms that has been moving through parts of the Plains and the Midwest since Thursday has been blamed for at least 14 deaths, including eight in Texas and six in Kansas.

A woman, 70, whose car was swept away by flash flooding Friday in Fort Worth remained missing Saturday.

Although the icy conditions were expected to persist in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas through the end of Saturday, temperatures on Sunday were expected to be above freezing in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, allowing the region to thaw out, the National Weather Service said.

After "a major refreeze" Saturday night, "we're expecting a much better day" Sunday "and Monday is expected to be beautiful," said Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Paul Braun in Amarillo. …

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