December 27, 2023Digital Desk

Winter's fury unleashed: Ice Storms, blizzards ravage central US

A powerful winter storm hit the central United States on the day after Christmas, causing widespread disruptions.

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The storm brought a range of weather impacts, including an ice storm in North Dakota and blizzard conditions in Colorado.

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Blizzard warnings were issued for western South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas, as well as eastern Colorado and Wyoming.

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Colorado experienced blizzard conditions that led to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations at Denver International Airport. Interstate 70 was also closed.

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High winds and snow prompted closures on Interstate 70 eastbound from the Denver area to Kansas, with westbound travel into Colorado from Kansas also restricted.

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The storm severely impacted travel, with icy roads and reduced visibility making conditions dangerous for motorists.

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A pickup truck lost control on snow and ice, colliding head-on with a sport utility vehicle, resulting in the death of an 86-year-old woman.

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Badlands National Park and the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota were closed due to severe weather conditions.

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Authorities urged caution regarding the use of candles or space heaters and emphasized safety measures for portable generators to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during power outages.

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