A major snow storm blanketed part of the nation's midsection for the third time in a week, Wednesday, dumping more than a foot of snow on areas still digging out from last week's major storm.
Tulsa, Okla., received five new inches of snow, setting a record of 25.9 inches for this season. Last week's record of 14 inches kept students out of school for a week and caused many roads to be impassable.
About 200 truck drivers were stranded at the Big Cabin Travel Plaza on Interstate 44, about 65 miles northeast of Tulsa.
Dean Guay, 23, was among about two dozen Greyhound bus passengers who were stranded at a Red Cross shelter in Oklahoma's second-largest city due to the hazardous weather circumstances.
"Everything was going fine until Oklahoma, then it went crazy," he said.
By midmorning Wednesday, the storm had dropped 16 inches on the town of Pawhuska, 14 inches on nearby Eucha, and more than a foot on Bartlesville, about 50 miles north of Tulsa.
Cities in the deep south that traditionally don't see much snow expect more than nine inches.
Winter storm warnings are still in place from northern Louisiana to Georgia.