氷の嵐は危険な道路を引き起こし、南を一掃するときにCovid-19ワクチン接種の遅れを引き起こします

米国中南部と中部の住民は危険な道路に直面しています, 木曜日の朝、氷の嵐がこの地域を襲い続けたため、学校が閉鎖され、Covid-19ワクチン接種が遅れました。.

As millions hunkered down and awaited conditions to improve, health departments and elected officials urged those in the regions to anticipate possible power outages.
The breadth of the storm stretched from Texas to Virginia, with the greatest impact expected to be felt in Arkansas, テネシー, ケンタッキー, and parts of Missouri and Illinois. 推定 6.5 million people are affected, according to CNN meteorologist Michael Guy. The area is expected to receive 0.25-0.5 inches of ice accretion by Thursday evening.
Expect dangerous and potentially life-threatening travel conditions,” 国立気象局 (NWS) in Louisville, ケンタッキー 警告 late Wednesday.
    Areas in East Arkansas and West Tennessee along the Interstate 40 corridor could see ice accumulations up to 0.75 インチ, according to the local National Weather Service in Memphis. South Central and Eastern Kentucky are also expected to see close to the same amount.
    It has been over eight years since this part of the Bluegrass State has had an ice storm warning and people can forget how disruptive these storms are,” Guy said.
    Impacts from the severe ice storm can last for days, even weeks, in rural parts of the country.
    We ask Kentuckians to be cautious of roadway conditions that will be hazardous,” ケンタッキー州政府. アンディベシア 水曜日に言った. “Please stay off the roadways unless necessary.
    約 80,000 customers across Kentucky and West Virginia were without power early Thursday morning, according to data from PowerOutage.US.
    In Arkansas, public works crews in Little Rock raced to treat overpasses, bridges and steep streets Wednesday in preparation for ice to form on roadways. しかしながら, conditions throughout the region became especially hazardous with nightfall. Several accidents were reported along Interstate 55 in Arkansas near the Blytheville area in the far northeast corner of the state.
    Many schools, stretching from north Texas to West Virginia, are closed Thursday, with some districts that returned to in-person attendance shifting to online learning for the day.

    Covid-19 vaccine disruptions

    The ice storm disrupted Covid-19 vaccination efforts as well. In Tulsa, オクラホマ, residents scheduled to receive vaccines Wednesday were told of their postponements due to winter weather advisories affecting the area.
    Health department locations and their phone bank were closed, according to the Tulsa health department’s website. Those with vaccine appointments will be notified of rescheduled vaccination times.
    The Shelby County Health Department, which covers Memphis and parts of Southwest Tennessee, announced its vaccine sites would be closed Thursday due to the storm. Individuals scheduled for vaccination will have their times moved to February 18.
      Denton County, on the north end of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, canceled its Thursday appointments at vaccine clinics due to the icy conditions, with recipients of the vaccine to be instead inoculated Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
      We do not want to bring our residents out on icy roads or have our crews and volunteers working in below-freezing weather,” Judge Andy Eads said.

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