Winter storm warning: Baby and teen dead after US battered by deadly conditions that canceled 1,300 flights

A BABY and a teenager have died as the United States was battered by deadly weather conditions.

A 19-month-old baby died in a car crash in Kentucky, as Storm Oaklee ripped through the region.



Brandon Burkhalter, 19, died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was struck by a tree, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

In Tennessee's Tipton County, bad weather caused dozens of trees to fall, multiple car crashes and nearly 40 downed power lines, leaving hundreds without power, as reported by Action News 5.

Parts of the South, Midwest and Northeast were slammed with dangerous ice levels and heavy snowfall Thursday night into Friday.

Authorities have issued power outages warnings in parts of West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service warned that the mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain could result in power outages and dangerous travel conditions for many.

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Hudson Valley and the New England coast are expected to be hit with freezing rain and sleet.

Read our Winter Storm Oaklee live blog for the very latest news and updates…

In New York state and New England, at least six inches of snow are expected. Other areas could see as much as a foot of snow.

The Tennessee River Bridge saw seven crashes involving a total of 12 tractor-trailers and six cars.

At least 1,391 flights have been canceled in the US on Friday and 1,658 have been delayed, per FlightAware.

More than 118million people, from Texas to New England, are under a winter storm warning.

"Given the hazardous travel conditions that will be created by the upcoming winter storm, we are urging people to stay off the roads tomorrow – especially during the morning commute," Massachusetts's governor Charlie Baker said on Thursday.

"Non-emergency state employees should telework tomorrow when possible."

The conditions are expected to make travel difficult for the weekend and could result in additional mass flight cancelations at airports across the country.

Portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee are under winter storm warnings.

The expected weather also forced school cancelations for roughly 154,000 students in the Dallas Independent School District.

The massive winter storms were predicted to move into the Northeast Thursday night into Friday that will dump heavy snow, ice and rain along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Some areas could see 24 consecutive hours or more of precipitation, and a 1,800-mile swath of icing is possible from central Texas into the Northeast, according to NBC News.




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