“Bomb Cyclone” Affects 25 States
Not letting up yet, Weather Service says
An intense winter storm, being called a “bomb cyclone” of snow and wind, has stranded motorists, shut down interstates, and crippled air traffic in the Rockies and Plains regions of the U.S. Other areas where snow has begun melting are experiencing heavy flooding.
In Colorado alone, the National Guard has rescued at least 75 people and two dogs, after checking on 48 vehicles stuck in the storm. One death has been reported in Colorado.
Blizzard conditions continue over parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and Minnesota. High winds have covered parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma.
While the storm may have peaked in some areas, the National Weather Service says it isn’t letting up yet. “Travel will remain difficult and life threatening across these areas,” they said, adding that the storm is pushing to the northeast.
- For first responders and others dealing with the severe storm that is covering much of the U.S.
For families who have experienced the loss of a loved one or severe injuries to people and property as a result of the storm.