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Snowstorms continue to slam Texas, Utah and, well, the entire United States

The United States is under snow as Texas remains without power

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Rob Reinfurt and Kelly Long ski and play with their neighbor’s dog, Modoe, in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Winter weather continues to pummel much of the United States, stretching from the state of Utah to Texas to the Northeast.

What’s going in Utah?

A snowstorm hit much of the Salt Lake Valley on Monday morning. Per KSL Weather, the storm was the biggest snowstorm so far this year.

  • Heavy snow has been falling since the morning and it will continue to fall.
  • Salt Lake Valley is expected to see an additional 2 to 4 inches before the end of the day, according to KSL Weather.
  • Another storm will move in throughout the rest of the week with even more snow set for the weekend.
A man walks after a snowstorm in Salt Lake City.

A man walks on an unplowed road during a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

What about Texas?

Millions in Texas remain without power because of a recent snowstorm, according to The Washington Post. Dallas and Houston both saw the lowest temperatures since 1989, too. It was the same case in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, according to The Washington Post.

The state’s leaders have called for a reform of the state’s power system to keep people from losing power during major storms, according to BuzzFeed News.

Anywhere else?

The National Weather Service said more than 150 million Americans remain under winter storm warnings right now, BBC News reports. There have been deaths recorded in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Carolina and Missouri due to the storms.

Snow covers the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch Mountains on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Snow covers the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch Mountains on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Sadie Eckhardt helps her dad build an igloo in their front yard during a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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John Ludlum snowblows his neighbor’s sidewalk in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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A plow truck driver plows after a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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Calla Wells, Hayden Slack and Sean Slack cross-country ski through Liberty Park during a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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Lauren Dunn shovels snow off of her car during a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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George Dunn explores his neighborhood during his first big snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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Rob Reinfurt and Kelly Long ski with their neighbor’s dog Modoe in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Snowy trees in Sandy on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

A motorist drives through snowy trees in Sandy on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Traffic moves along a slushy 2300 East in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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A skier travels along Wasatch Boulevard in Sandy on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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A man plows the sidewalk along 700 East after a snowstorm in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News