As of 6:00 p.m. CST Wednesday, this blog is no longer active. Archived reports from the storm can be seen below. The latest updates on the storm can be found here.
A storm sending an onslaught of snow, ice and rain across a 1,500-mile stretch from the Central states into the Northeast has caused flooding and travel delays on Wednesday.
Widespread flooding problems have been reported as homes were evacuated and roadways were closed in Kentucky, West Virginia and into Pennsylvania.
Sleet and snow is progressing eastward across the southern Plains, northern Texas, mid-Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley, according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. This will continue to be the trend through the overnight hours, he added.
In the mid-Atlantic, rain and sleet will change to snow late Wednesday night with the worst conditions coming during the day on Thursday, Sosnowski said.
UPDATES: (All times are listed in CST)
5:40 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Snowing HARD in Midway, KY...looks like about 1"/hour... @NWSLouisville pic.twitter.com/4H3yfksGyk— wesmorgan1 (@wesmorgan1) March 4, 2015
5:09 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Warrick: Heavy snowfall along I-64. ISP encourages all motorists to stay home unless travel is necessary. #INwx pic.twitter.com/cIEbYs3eto— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) March 4, 2015
5 p.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding is disrupting travel in southwestern Virginia.
Flooding -As of 4pm approx 40 roads in SW VA are closed due to flooding. Never drive thu standing water. #turnarounddontdrown @VaDOTBristol— VDOT (@VaDOT) March 4, 2015
4:58 p.m. Wednesday CST:
452pm: report of 7 semis jack-knifed on the northbound lanes of Interstate 24 about 6 miles S of the Vienna IL exit.— NWS Paducah (@NWSPaducah) March 4, 2015
4:52 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Rain is expected to become mixed w/sleet and snow around midnight. If you must travel, pls use extra caution.— Phila. Streets Dept. (@PhilaStreets) March 4, 2015
4:11 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Subdistricts along the Ohio River are reporting difficult (purple) road conditions. Updates at http://t.co/fNvQTQkRvc pic.twitter.com/zjLs50ZJfB— INDOT Southwest (@INDOTSouthwest) March 4, 2015
3:47 p.m. Wednesday CST: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for winter weather expected to move through the state. The State of Emergency will begin at midnight Thursday.
3:21 p.m. Wednesday CST: More than 2,000 Oncor customers are without power in Texas, the utility reports.
3:16 p.m. Wednesday CST: Severe flooding in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
2:39 p.m. Wednesday CST: Parking bans are being put in place in communities throughout Rhode Island.
Some communities have parking bans in effect due to winter weather. Visit http://t.co/STenzeju0P? for updated list #SnowRI— Rhode Island EMA (@RhodeIslandEMA) March 4, 2015
2:22 p.m. Wednesday CST: A look at the current road conditions across Oklahoma.
2:16 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Floodwaters in Daniels WV on Forrest Road about noon Wed. #flooding http://t.co/zH3Z3qg8RH— Richard Kelley (@rmkelle) March 4, 2015
1:45 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Warrick: Crash Update - One lane is now open on I-64 EB at the 48 mm. Minor injury. WCSO & ISP is on scene. pic.twitter.com/gyrXhYs7yM— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) March 4, 2015
1:33 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Slick roads in southern IL at this hour. Take it slow if you have to drive in the path of the winter storm. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/G6rg0s6QiM— IDOT (@IDOT_Illinois) March 4, 2015
1:29 p.m. Wednesday CST: Wintry weather continues to move through Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Sleet covered Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Be safe out there Hog fans! pic.twitter.com/W8FT5mpjSe— Elvis Moya (@ElvisMoyaUA) March 4, 2015
1:14 p.m. Wednesday CST:
The University of Maryland, College Park will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, March 5, 2015, due to the approaching winter storm.— Univ. of Maryland (@UofMaryland) March 4, 2015
12:55 p.m. Wednesday CST:
Flooding along SR. 221 Plumsock Rd in Washington Co via Wash. CO EMA pic.twitter.com/O6LAS5WxbI— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) March 4, 2015
12:47 p.m. Wednesday CST: Thundersleet was reported in Dudley, Missouri, as the storm continues to pound the region making for slippery roads.
12:43 p.m. Wednesday CST: Snow creating hazardous highway travel in Boonville, Indiana:
Vanderburgh: Heavy snowfall along I-69 near Boonville New Harmony Rd. #marchmess. Reduce your speed & turn on lights. pic.twitter.com/pEVf8i4uLQ— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) March 4, 2015
12:38 p.m. Wednesday CST: Multiple vehicles were trapped on flooded streets in Ravenna, Kentucky, local emergency management reports. One business and three homes are also flooded with numerous roads closed throughout Estill County.
12:33 p.m. Wednesday CST: Ice jams are occurring along the Youghiogheny River near McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
12:23 p.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding has overtaken parts of Route 80 near Tamcliff, West Virginia:
12:00 p.m. Wednesday CST: A mudslide pushed a double-wide mobile home off its foundation in Pikeville, Kentucky, local emergency management reports.
11:57 a.m. Wednesday CST: Five roads are closed due to flooding in Russell County, Virginia, as rain continues to invade the area.
11:54 a.m. Wednesday CST: For detailed information on the path of the storm, watch the latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE:
11:40 a.m. Wednesday CST: Due to low clouds, inbound flights to Newark International Airport are subject to delays up to 38 minutes and Philadelphia International Airport up to 75 minutes.
11:33 a.m. Wednesday CST:
11 AM in Elk City, via Facebook #okwx #sleet #snow pic.twitter.com/0CgoPvLzOX— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) March 4, 2015
11:18 a.m. Wednesday CST:
Traveling to or from the #Northeast? Flexibility options are available due to the #winter weather: http://t.co/sb5hHYzm05— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) March 4, 2015
11:10 a.m. WednesdayCST: Nearly 950 flights have been canceled nationwide, according to FlightStats. Another 1,800 have been delayed.
11:00 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding reported in Pike County, Kentucky:
Water continues to rise in the Johns Creek area of Pike County. This was taken near the elementary school. #wymtwx pic.twitter.com/omjlpZVmrL— Brandon Robinson (@wymtbrobinson) March 4, 2015
10:58 a.m. Wednesday CST:
Updated rain 24hr rain amounts thru 11am: Ft Necessity 2.43, Indiana 2.18,4E Cheat Lake 2.17, Cameron 2.11, more here http://t.co/jwjcg7IFr7— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) March 4, 2015
10:53 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding has closed an area bridge in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Not fitness related, but I think it's awesome nonetheless! Flooding in Morgantown, WV. I guess you might not want to try to cross that bridge... #tiu #toneitup #tiucommunity #flooding
10:44 a.m. Wednesday CST: The Virginia Department of Transportation NoVa District reports that 3,800 trucks have been called into the region ahead of the brunt of the storm. Motorists are asked to plan ahead for any travel.
10:42 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding reported in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia:
10:36 a.m. Wednesday CST: The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reports that road conditions in the northwest area of the state are rapidly deteriorating due to snow and ice. Motorists are urged to use caution.
10:27 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding reported in Summerhill Borough, Pennsylvania, according to local station WTAJ.
10:22 a.m. Wednesday CST:
Partial snow pack on road near Andover. Allow extra time to get to your destination. #kswx pic.twitter.com/RN6FejDWzC— Kansas Turnpike (@KansasTurnpike) March 4, 2015
10:13 a.m. Wednesday CST: Two ice jams reported along Kings Creek in Hancock County, West Virginia, according to local emergency management.
10:05 a.m. Wednesday CST: Due to flooding, a dozen mobile homes were evacuated between Brookhaven and Cheat Lake, West Virginia. Water was reported to be 5 feet high according to the National Weather Service.
10:01 a.m. Wednesday CST:
958a: #Sleet increasing across portions of #OKC Metro, Freezing Rain to the east to Shawnee, slick spots developing. #okwx— NWS Norman (@NWSNorman) March 4, 2015
9:45 a.m. Wednesday CST: Flooding in Monroe County, Ohio:
More from Monroe: County Rd 42 off of SR26 south closed due to high water. Photo: EMA Director Phil Keevert pic.twitter.com/rpRL457EiW— Ryan Eldredge (@RyanWTOV9) March 4, 2015
9:41 a.m. Wednesday CST: Appalachian Power reports that 876 customers are without power across West Virginia as rain batters the region. An additional 1,515 MonPower customers are without power throughout the state.
9:22 a.m. Wednesday CST:
10:20 AM: Law enforcement across central, north-central KY report significant ponding, streams/creeks out of banks. Water still rising.— NWS Louisville (@NWSLouisville) March 4, 2015
8:52 a.m. Wednesday CST: Emergency Management in Preston County, West Virginia, reports that flooding has closed several roads, and multiple homes have been evacuated due to flooding.
8:36 a.m. Wednesday CST: The National Weather Service in Springfield, Missouri, is reporting heavy snow falling over the area.
8:26 a.m. Wednesday CST:
Sleet accumulating on streets in Woodward OK. Roads and parking lots at slick @KOCOdamonlane @NWSNorman @OKWXTracker pic.twitter.com/tthQ094hYV— Buck King (@sooner_guy1012) March 4, 2015
8:15 a.m. Wednesday CST: With additional rain slamming areas where previous ice and snow accumulation is melting, widespread flooding is reported like on this street in Corydon, Indiana.
Mulberry street in corydon Indiana is underwater. pic.twitter.com/RadLtFHuqv— Tim Elliott (@WLKYTim) March 4, 2015