After a brief remit of spring-like weather,is returning with a reprisal Saturday for much of the East. An arctic air mass will send temperatures plunging scarcely 20 to 40 degrees from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.
A brew of sleet and frozen rain reduced prominence and iced over roads inFriday forcing at slightest two tractor-trailer trucks to jackknife. Police responded to some-more than 100 crashes in Memphis alone, reports CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil.
In Indiana, blowing sleet and frozen temperatures done a disaster of the roads. Transportation Department orator Scott Manning pronounced his crews have a formidable task.
“To go from rain to frozen rain to sleet and sleet so fast and then on the back finish have a really extreme dump in temperatures joined with some clever breeze gusts — that’s a lot to have churned into one event,” Manning said.
Several crashes involving cars and some-more than a dozen semi-trucks sealed partial of Interstate 40 in Tennessee.
“We slid to a stop, stopped here since these trucks piled up and then my wife screamed that someone hit us in the back. Spun us out to the side here and then another semi-truck that couldn’t stop — conduct on collision crushed us from the front,” pronounced one man who was concerned in a crash.
Heavy rain flooded homes in western and executive New York on Friday and vast chunks of ice and water done roads impassable.
The sleet that comes after the rain could amass up to 10 inches. Meanwhile, tools of New England are still digging out from last week’s storm.
A winter weather advisory is in outcome for tools of Rhode Island and Massachusetts interjection to a 30-degree dump in temperatures.
In Bryant Pond, Maine, Sophie, a dog, will be staying inside. Her owner, Brooke Rayford, says the dog got buried in the sleet from last week’s blizzard. Five days later, Sophie was speckled and discovered by another family member.
“You don’t comprehend how much you adore someone until you consider the worst,” Rayford said.