Ice melt is spread, as seen from the roof of the Station Plaza Apartments in Kirkwood on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Enoch Chambers of Major Brands heads out across the sun deck after making a liquor delivery at Kirkwood Ice and Fuel Company on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
A couple take shelter under an umbrella from snowfall in front of a mural while another man walks past them in lower Manhattan on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, contributing to at least seven traffic deaths and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama.