A winter storm rolled across the Plains states on Saturday and with it caused several car accidents that killed at least four people within two states.
Heavy snow hit western and central Kansas, limiting visibility and creating hazardous driving conditions.
A couple and their 20-month-old daughter were killed when their car drove off U.S. 50 and collided with two other cars, said authorities. The couple’s 6-year-old daughter was critically injured.
In Oklahoma, a 5-year-old boy died after he was thrown from a sport utility vehicle that rolled over after leaving a snow-covered highway.
In Kansas, a heavy snow warning was in effect until 6am. Sunday the areas from Wichita westward, said the National Weather Service. Up to six inches of snow were predicted for some sections.
Further south, a storm spared much of Oklahoma, though snow fell in western and north-central regions. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reported Saturday night that about 36,000 customers in the state remained without power a week after a crippling ice storm.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Saturday the latest round of weather hadn’t caused significant problems on state roads, but falling temperatures overnight could lead to frozen bridges and overpasses. The ice storm was blamed for 25 deaths, most in motor-vehicle accidents.