Massive winter storm slams heartland, heads for Northeast

A dangerous mix of snow and ice covered roads in the Kansas City area, while in Oklahoma City, a tractor trailer slid off I-35, overturned, and took out part of a retaining wall.
2:09 | 01/02/21

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the pandemic, but we begin tonight with the state of emergency as a major winter storm delivers heavy snow and dangerous ice to millionthe first day of 2021. New video tonight from Missouri showing a tree falling on to that home right there, taking out electrical wires and causing a shed to ignite. In Oklahoma City, a tractor trailer losing control. Treacherous conditions. Tens of thousands of customers are already without power, a number that could climb as the storm sweeps into the northeast tonight. Ginger zee will time out the track in just a moment, but begin with Adrienne Bankert in New York City on a messy start to the new year. Reporter: On the first night of 2021 it's both hands on the wheel -- a massive winter storm slamming the heartland now heading for the northeast. A dangerous mix of snow and ice covering roads. In the Kansas City area -- snowplows clearing snow in Wichita. In Oklahoma City, this tractor trailer sliding and overturning, taking out part of Ary a retaining wall. Families across the metro area waking up under a foot snow. Watch as this treetoples under the weight of ice in west central Missouri. That line -- is that line still hot? Yeah, it's still making noise. That tree taking down a power line that sparked this fire. The live wire preventing crews from battling the blaze. A shed soon fullengulfed. Tens of thousands losing power in the region. Torrential rain in Alabama and at least two reported tornados in Georgia. Difficult start to the year. Adrienne Bankert joining us now from New York's west side highway. There are real concerns about icy roads here in the northeast Reporter: Yes, that's right, whit. The system is now moving into the area. Mostly just rain here in the city, but further inland, the roads are getting icy, and those conditions with expected to last through tomorrow. Whit? Adrienne, thank you so much.

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