(NEW YORK) — More ice and snow are expected up the east coast, continuing a series of winter storms that has slammed the region in recent weeks.
Much of the east coast, from Washington, D.C., to Maine is under a winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service. Three to six inches of snow are expected in D.C., with as many as four to six inches expected in Massachusetts, which is already experiencing one of the snowiest winters on record.
[1205 pm] Updated snowfall map to increase amounts slightly across Rhode Island and Southeast MA through tonight. pic.twitter.com/o3a8tEDhyV
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) February 21, 2015
The storm, coming from the midwest, has caused roads in parts of northern Alabama to be deemed unpassable on Friday night due to icy conditions. The roads were so bad that players for the Middle Georgia State College women’s basketball team got off their bus on the way to Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, for games this weekend and walked to their hotel three miles away. The bus driver had pulled over and told the team that the roads were not safe to continue.
The team had walked about two miles before the Athens Police Department found the team and drove them the rest of the way to their hotel.
Motorist Neil Johnson, traveling from Nashville, Tennessee, to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, said he and dozens of other drivers were stuck on Interstate 65 for more than 13 hours due to icy conditions and accidents.
On Friday, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency confirmed 18 fatalities related to the winter weather.
A multi-car accident on Interstate 70 in Indiana closed several lanes on Saturday, while multiple accidents in D.C. were attributed in part to wintery conditions.
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