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A powerful winter storm hits the United States with record low temperatures in the northern plains of the country. There are hundreds of thousands of customers without power in at least five states.


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Several people pull a vehicle out of the snow on Mountain View Parkway in Lehi, Utah, on February 22, 2023. (Credit: GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

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6 hours ago

More than 1,700 flights canceled in the United States due to the winter storm

By CNN's Michelle Watson

Hundreds of flights were canceled on February 22 due to inclement winter weather plaguing parts of the US This photo shows a user waiting at the Denver Colorado airport.

(Credit: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

More than 1,700 flights were canceled Wednesday as a winter storm hits the Midwest and Northeast, according to

Of those 1,768 canceled flights:

More than 425 were in and out of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

More than 290 entered and exited the Denver International Airport, Colorado

More than 255 were flying in and out of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

6 hours ago

More than 800,000 customers are without power in the United States

By Robert Shackleford

Power outages will continue to increase rapidly due to heavy snowfall, high winds, and significant icing during the overnight hours in the United States.

These are the main states and the total number of customers without electricity, according to the most recent update from the authorities:

Michigan: more than 590,000 customers

Illinois: more than 115,000 customers

California: more than 40,000 clients

Wisconsin: 30,000+ customers

Indiana: more than 10,000

New York: more than 10,000

6 hours ago

Utah reported more than 350 traffic accidents Wednesday, most of them weather related.

Police and emergency workers attempt to free vehicles from snow on Mountain View Parkway in Lehi, Utah, on February 22, 2023. (Credit: GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

Utah State Police responded to at least 354 traffic accidents Wednesday, most of which were weather related, Utah public information officer Sgt. Cameron Roden told CNN Wednesday night.

"We got to 354 crashes a day. That's all the UHP crashes in the entire state, but the vast majority are weather related," Roden said.

"We had one fatality today while working on these accidents."

Parts of southern Utah are under a winter storm warning until 5 a.m. Friday local time, according to the National Weather Service.

Residents in the Brian Head and Pine Valley Mountains area can expect to see wind gusts of up to 45 mph, as well as 12 to 24 inches of snow, the National Weather Center added.

6 hours ago

They conduct search and rescue operations in several Wyoming counties

By CNN's Joe Sutton

Wyoming authorities said Wednesday night that they are conducting search and rescue operations in several counties as motorists have become trapped in an ongoing winter storm.

“The WHP (Wyoming Highway Patrol) urges motorists to stay off the roads until conditions improve.

Search and rescue operations are currently underway in several Wyoming counties due to motorists becoming snowbound.

If you are stranded, stay in your vehicle and call 911," a Highway Patrol tweet read.

The WHP urges motorists to stay off the roads until conditions improve.

Search and rescue operations are currently taking place in several counties throughout Wyoming due to motorists becoming stuck in the snow.

If you become stranded, please remain in your vehicle and call 911.

— Wyoming Highway Patrol (@WYHighwayPatrol) February 22, 2023

9 hours ago

More than 100 accidents are reported in Minnesota by winter storm

By Joe Sutton

(Credit: CRAIG LASSIG/AFP via Getty Images)

The winter storm affecting the United States has created dangerous conditions for drivers in Minnesota.

According to the State Patrol, there have been numerous vehicle accidents this Wednesday.

Minnesota State Patrol public information officer Lt. Gordon Shank reported on Twitter more than 100 accidents as of Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued blizzard and winter storm warnings for most of the state.

9 hours ago

Snowstorm warning issued for mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties for the first time since 1989

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Extremely unusual snowstorm warnings have been issued for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Los Angeles noted that this is its first such advisory to be issued since February 1989. The advisories go into effect this Friday morning and will last until late afternoon. of Saturday.

A very cold air mass will combine with a strong storm system, bringing snowfall to unusually low levels in Southern California Thursday night into Saturday afternoon.

Lighter snow has generated winter storm warnings for the same regions until 4 a.m. local time Friday, but a stronger system will bring much heavier snowfall and higher winds Friday and Saturday.

Areas under a blizzard warning expect heavy snow with wind gusts of up to 120 km/h, creating near zero visibility.

Snow began to fall on Wednesday night and is expected to continue through Friday at low elevation locations (up to 500 feet) in Northern California.

“Almost everyone in California will be able to see the snow from somewhere by the end of this week if they look in the right direction,” according to Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles.

"Snow is still very unlikely in major California cities, but it will fall pretty close."

In addition to heavy snowfall and blizzards, flood advisories have been issued at lower elevations, including Los Angeles.

The NWS is expecting 2 to 5 inches of rain with rates up to 1 inch per hour.

10 hours ago

Wisconsin Governor Signs Executive Order Declaring Power Emergency

By Oe Sutton, Natalie Andes

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers during an event on November 8, 2022. File image.

(Credit: Jim Vondruska/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order Wednesday declaring a power emergency in the state, according to a news release from the governor's office.

“During and after a winter storm, restoring power is vitally important to the safety and well-being of people across our state.

As we continue to deal with the challenges of severe winter weather and its impact on daily needs;

The health, well-being and safety of our neighbors remains our top priority," Evers said in the news release.

“This decree will allow for faster and more efficient restoration of any power outage across the state.”

Wisconsin is currently under a winter storm warning and an ice storm warning, according to the National Weather Service.

10 hours ago

Winter storm leaves more than 450,000 customers without power in five states

By Joe Sutton

The gigantic winter storm that affects the United States from coast to coast has left hundreds of thousands of customers without power on Wednesday night.

More than 450,000 customers are without power in the US and power outages are increasing rapidly in the Great Lakes, especially Michigan.

That state alone records more than 260,000 affected customers, according to PowerOutage.US.

Illinois is now reporting nearly 100,000 as freezing rain impacted several areas along the Wisconsin-Illinois border.

Weather alerts in affected states


Ice Storm Warning and Winter Storm Warning.


Winter Storm Warning, Blizzard Warning, and Winter Weather Advisory.


Ice Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory (and some severe weather before that).


– Ice Storm Warning and Winter Storm Warning.


High Wind Warning and Red Flag Watch.

New Mexico:

Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, and High Wind Warning.

10 hours ago

More than 1,600 flights canceled in the United States due to winter storm

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This photo shows travelers stranded at Denver International Airport on December 28, 2022 in Denver, Colorado, due to winter conditions.

(Credit: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

More than 1,600 flights have been canceled this Wednesday in the United States, as a winter storm spreads in the country.

As of 8:00 pm ET on Wednesday, a total of 1,640 flights into and out of the US had been canceled, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.

  • What states and cities are threatened by snowstorms in the United States?

    How long would they last?

Regional airline SkyWest, which operates through partnerships with United, Delta, American and Alaska Airlines, canceled more than 350 flights.

Delta and Southwest had canceled more than 250 flights.

More than 5,000 flights were delayed this Wednesday.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Denver International Airport and the Wayne County Metropolitan Airport for Detroit were hit the hardest, according to FlightAware.

Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport also faced interruptions in their operations.

More than 400 flights for this Thursday had already been canceled in advance for Wednesday. 

Southwest Airlines has issued winter weather waivers for a dozen airports.

Delta Air Lines has issued waivers for winter weather in the Upper Midwest and winter weather in the Rocky Mountain and Mountain regions.

American Airlines and United also issued winter weather waivers for travel this week.

Read more here. 

10 hours ago

Where is snow expected in the next few days in the US?

The winter weather does not let up the United States, which has faced harsh storms with gusts of strong winds and significant snowfall.

On the map below, we show you the snow accumulation forecasts for the next few days, according to the National Meteorological Service.

You can follow the latest forecasts here.

How to drive safely in the snow

If you're driving in an ice or snow storm, keep these tips in mind:

  • Pack a winter riding kit that includes a bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, or kitty litter), a snow shovel and traction mats, an ice scraper and window washer fluid, jumper cables, a flashlight, and flares or warning triangles and other elements that you can consult here.

  • Drive slowly, with your headlights on, and avoid stopping frequently.

  • Exit carefully from the parking lots.

  • Keep as much distance as possible from other vehicles.

  • Drive on the hills as slowly as possible.

How to stay safe indoors

If snow is compounded by cold temperatures, the CDC offers these tips to keep you and your family safe at home:

  • Make sure that babies under the age of one do not sleep in cold rooms and have appropriate warm clothing such as pajamas, one-piece blankets or sleeping bags.

    Remove pillows or other soft bedding from a baby's crib, as they pose a risk of suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome.

  • If you have friends or neighbors who are over the age of 65, check their condition frequently and make sure their homes have adequate heating.

  • Leave water faucets slightly open to prevent frozen pipes.

  • Eat well-balanced meals to keep warm.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as they can cause your body to lose heat more quickly.

  • "Never use generators, gas or charcoal grills, camp stoves, or similar devices inside your home, in basements, in garages, or near windows," the CDC says.

    "Vapors are deadly."

  • Using the stove for heating is not safe, the CDC warns;

    instead, use extra blankets, sleeping bags, or coats.

    A working fireplace or space heater can be a safe alternative.

10 hours ago

What states and cities are threatened by snowstorms in the United States?

The U.S. Upper Midwest has borne the brunt of the country's expected snowfall, amid a storm that stretches from coast to coast and has millions of people under winter watches.

According to the National Weather Service, some areas of the Midwest could snow at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour on Wednesday, combined with wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

From now until Friday, February 25, the largest snow accumulations are expected in the states of California, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wyoming, as can be seen on this map with the authorities' predictions.

Here, the review of the places that face the worst threats.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The worst impacts are expected to take place in the Twin Cities region, which includes the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs, beginning late Wednesday through Thursday.

Heavy snowfall is expected to cover the ground fairly quickly, and to be accompanied by gusty winds, making travel especially dangerous.

In Minneapolis, the "historic" three-day storm "will bring widespread snow accumulation, with wind and drifting snow primarily Wednesday through Thursday," the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities specifically said.

The city could receive 15 to 25 inches of snow by Thursday, in addition to the 1 to 3 inches that have already fallen there.

Governor Tim Walz directed the state National Guard, department of transportation and patrol to be prepared to respond to impacts from the storm.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

In addition to the up to 10 cm that have already been recorded in the state, snowfall of up to 41 cm and winds of 72 km / hour are also expected.

The South Dakota governor announced Tuesday the closure of state government executive branch offices Wednesday in more than half of the state's 66 counties, with plans for employees to work remotely.

Additionally, Interstates 29 and 90 were partially closed Tuesday night to prepare for the expected snow.

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Heavy snowfall of up to 30 cm is expected this Wednesday.

Read more here. 

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Source: cnnespanol

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