Parts of the United States were hit by first snowstorm of the season on Saturday causing at least seven deaths in the regions from Arizona to western Texas, said reports.
The weather service predicted the treacherous weather would continue through the weekend in the country while officials cautioned that roads were cloaked in snow, with some areas receiving as much as 16.5 to 18.6 inches.
Hardest hit were parts of the northern Plains, the upper Midwest, and a southwestern.
Snow is expected to move from the Great Basin into the Rockies, before hitting the upper Midwest on Sunday night.
According to reports, snowstorm will blanket more than half of United States.
From St. Louis to the south and into the north east, several inches of snow and freezing rain made driving hazardous.
In New York City, the wet snowfall and wind gusts downed numerous tree branches.
Police advised people to stay indoors and avoid the roads.
A 58-year-old woman in Louisiana was killed when a tree struck by lightning fell on her home.
In Mississippi, a tour bus bound for a casino overturned, killing two people and injuring 44 others as the driver lost control after crossing an icy overpass and the bus rolled over coming to a stop in an interstate median.
A multi-vehicle accident on the George Washington Bridge added to the traffic nightmare.
A crash involving a snowplow and a pickup truck in Dunn County, North Dakota, claimed the life of a 37-year-old truck driver.
A 17-year-old boy in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was killed in a two-car collision on icy roads.
A woman on a camping trip in Tennessee died when she was swept away by flood waters while trying to cross a creek.
A 60-year-old woman driving too fast on a slick road died in Indiana.
Two people died in Minnesota due to poor visibility.
The poor weather made it difficult for buses to reach the terminals.
Schools remained closed.