U.S. Prepares For Massive Ice Storm With More Than 100 Million People Facing Fierce Winter Weather

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Major cities are preparing for another massive winter storm. In Ohio, crews are still digging out from the last round.

“Hopefully, it’ll make it before everything starts freezing by getting the snow out of the way,” said Dave Perrine of the Ohio Stormwater Division. 

Forecasters predict up to 15 to 20 inches of snow walloping parts of the Midwest. But the main threat with this system? Ice.

“People can navigate on roads that are hard-packed because they still have traction, but with the ice, it’s hard to get traction,” said Steve Trzcinski from the Ohio Superintendent of Street Department.

The mayor of Indianapolis is prompting a warning saying residents have to take action Wednesday evening at the latest.

“Drivers should stay off the roads if at all possible,” Mayor Joe Hogsett said.

With impacts expected to linger into the weekend, several governors have declared states of emergency. Further south, Gov. Greg Abbott is assuring Texans that the state’s power grid is better prepared than last year when an ice storm led to widespread power outages and left thousands freezing for weeks.