The effects of severe snowfall in a century, which struck on Thursday at the central states of the U.S., led to the deaths of four people.
They were victims of road traffic accidents in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma, occurred because of the weather.Among the dead - one child, specified in the local media Friday.
In the area of snowfall - from Colorado to Illinois - were 60 million people - 20 percent of the total U.S. population. In Kansas and Missouri authorities have imposed a state of emergency.
In many states, the snow depth is more than 50 cm on Friday they had closed the school, did not work, many private and public institutions. Authorities appealed to residents asking if possible, not to leave the house and do not use a personal car. It is reported that many drivers stuck on snowy roads, had to give up their cars and get out on the special equipment, at which they made their way through the bad weather and police rescuers.
At most airports in the region have been canceled hundreds of flights. This snowfall in these areas was in 1912.
At present, according to the National Weather Service, snowfall leaves the central states of the country and is moving east to Maryland and the U.S. capital Washington.