Parts of the central U.S. grappled Saturday with a second day of road-glazing ice and braced for more of the treacherous, below-freezing wintry weather expected to close out the holiday weekend.
The storm created travel headaches for many people who opted to go out despite pleas by authorities to stay put. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Interstate 40 was closed in two places in western portions of the state because of wrecks, including the jackknifing of several tractor-trailers in icy conditions in Caddo County. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
State troopers in Missouri and other affected states were pressing motorists to limit travel to only necessary outings, allowing road crews the space to treat the slippery mess. Many appeared to heed that advice, drawing kudos from the Missouri Department of Transportation, which scrambled around-the-clock to mitigate the glazed roads.（AP）
grapple with something：慣用語，盡力解決，設法對付，盡量克服。
on the way：慣用語，發生中或迅速來到中。例句：They have four kids, and another on the way.（他們有4個孩子，另一個也快生了。）
stay put：慣用語，待在原地／原來位置。例句：Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, might stay put despite earlier extradition promise, his lawyer suggests.（律師暗示，儘管爆料網站「維基解密」創辦人朱利安．阿山吉稍早承諾願意被引渡，但他可能仍會待在厄瓜多駐英國大使館。）