| Capital Bureau
Winter storm causes more than a hundred car accidents
Officials in Houston, Texas, warned people to prepare for outages and hazardous roads due to a winter storm.
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Jared Moskowitz, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, said the state has been alerted the massive weather system will delay the Monday-Tuesday shipment of vaccines.
It is unclear how many doses will be affected and when deliveries will resume. The state’s Department of Health did not immediately respond to a request for information.
The severe winter weather has sparked emergency declarations in at least seven states, including Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Texas.
The storm is so big that a 2,000-mile trip from the Rio Grande River along the Texas border to the St. Lawrence River Seaway along the Canadian border would be entirely in the area of current winter storm warnings or watches.
Flights into and out of airports in Houston, Baton Rouge, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare International and several other airports have been halted or delayed.
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