Blizzard blankets America's midsection
Mike Tobin reports from Kansas City, Missouri
- Duration 3:55
- Date Feb 26, 2013
Mike Tobin reports from Kansas City, Missouri
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Thank you guys good morning get ready for another brutal blast millions could feel this storm and America's midsection.
Hit by a monster blizzard hold town shut down.
Hurricane force winds downing trees leaving thousands.
Without power screen left is the result of what's happening screen right and that's where we start.
I'm Bill Hemmer what -- -- that you America's Newsroom good morning you're out there.
Morning everybody I'm Martha MacCallum and at least two people have lost their lives in this storm the man in Kansas.
Died after his SUV hit an icy patch on an interstate there and Oklahoma another person died after a roof.
Gave way and -- -- and there.
Killer already writing for a lot of these people -- this the second time they have dealt with a major storm in seven days Amarillo Texas buried in snow.
Cars stranded on the highways and you see people some of them were trapped in that bitter cold for hours.
And on it goes Mike Tobin live in the heart of all of this stuff Kansas City, Missouri.
What's the situation where you are Mike good morning.
-- -- -- bill I can tell -- -- -- -- live picture right now at a pretty much says it all what you see out there in the supermarket parking -- is a -- that stock.
He was trying to plow the up parking lot out right now again in the middle as wet heavy snow is get the pick ups who's got a light back and couldn't get enough traction he stuck there was some honest phone get out not.
And try to -- buddies to get him out of it like out to the road right now I could -- seven -- make in the road crews happy.
The most people are stand off the road except -- our cameramen if you look behind his car come at an orgy hit by that guy.
The Missouri Department of Transportation says right now they're thrown everything they've got at this storm and they're just barely keeping up with that.
What they need is for the -- to let up right now what they're glad about as opposed to the last time the bad weather hit here people aren't out on the road because -- storm hit in the middle of the night last time around.
It turned into a big towing operation -- because so many people got out -- So what are open people do this morning as -- get up look at their driveways get intimidated stay home make their job easy wet heavy snow about 10 pages where I am right now.
Got reports -- seventeen -- in different parts of the state the southeast part of the state.
Icy rain coming down with that -- is that driving is really treacherous.
Bill -- you know Mike were heard about these wins what about the power are there many outages where you are.
-- about 33000.
People without power right now in Kansas and Missouri in a couple of culprits you can see how wet heavy this now -- That's bending the tree limbs down and taken out the power lines.
You've also got that icy rain that comes down weighs down the power lines and takes him -- and on top of that the power crews can't get.
And of our allies to replace them that quickly dealt what is pretty treacherous and lot of people were without power this morning what's best -- to them.
Back to you guys might do you showed us -- large truck -- there is a guy still inside of it are you -- a lot of that.
Yeah but the people are getting out I mean we see some more cars are getting on the road.
There -- having a tough time getting around.
This guy's got a buddy coming in the bobcat to tried to -- dig him out right now he's been working on his problems battle for about thirty minutes right now.
So for the few people who are getting now they are getting -- as far as the big snow -- -- the Missouri Department of Transportation.
They're so heavy there are handling it right now they actually kind of like the wet and heavy snow because they can get it off with -- one sweep with a plow as opposed to that lighter colder snow I -- it will was Kansas City now the week ago or did they escape that first round.
No they got -- a week ago when they had so many problems with the first round because so many people were out driving they didn't take it seriously so they towed about 200 cars in the midst of that snowstorm last time what they're happy about this time around is for the most part people are staying home and I can in the.
-- it has been the heart of this winner so far and not part of the country thank you Mike was chicken live this morning Mike Tobin there.
In Kansas City well the --