Canceled Flights, Snow and a 'Bomb Cyclone'
Heavy snows, reaching 30 inches in some areas, disrupted travel across the center of the United States on Tuesday and threatened to make more trouble on Wednesday as the Thanksgiving holiday approached. Heavy snows, reaching 30 inches (76 centimetres) in some areas, disrupted travel across the center of the United States on Tuesday and threatened to make more trouble on Wednesday as the Thanksgiving holiday approached. Hundreds of flights were canceled, thousands of travelers were stranded at airports, and stretches of major highways were closed because of unsafe conditions and periods of poor-to-nonexistent visibility.
Hundreds of cars remained stranded Wednesday on Interstate 5 headed north from California into Oregon in the aftermath of a major storm that dumped snow and A bomb cyclone forms when air pressure drops 24 millibars or more in a 24-hour period. They are rare in the U.S. West and this
(AP) — Hundreds of cars remained stranded Wednesday on Interstate 5 headed north from California into Oregon in the aftermath of a major storm that dumped snow and created white- out conditions on both sides A bomb cyclone forms when air pressure drops 24 millibars or more in a 24-hour period.
Hundreds of cars remained stranded Wednesday on Interstate 5 headed north from California into Oregon in the aftermath of a major storm that dumped snow and created white-out conditions on both sides of the California-Oregon border.
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Hundreds Stranded on Interstate 5 in ‘ Bomb Cyclone ’ Fallout . Hundreds of cars are stranded on Interstate 5 headed north from California into Oregon in the aftermath of a major storm that dumped snow and created white- out conditions at the California-Oregon border.
The stranded cars made it difficult for plows to clear the freeway, which was closed in both directions late Tuesday because of the storm.
Southbound lanes reopened at Ashland, Oregon early Wednesday and Don Anderson, deputy director of the California Department of Transportation in Redding, said northbound lanes will reopen later Wednesday.
As the skies cleared Wednesday, drivers reported being stuck for 17 or more hours in blizzard conditions and some spent the night in their vehicles.
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Thanksgiving holiday travel stranded thousands of drivers along Interstate 5 in Los AngelesCredit: CBS 2. Drivers were reportedly stuck for 17-plus hours on the freeway, some even sleeping in their cars as parts of the country were paralyzed by blizzard conditions from a " bomb cyclone ."
Hundreds of flights were canceled, thousands of travelers were stranded at airports, and A ‘ bomb cyclone ’ in the Northwest. Strong winds knocked down trees and heavy snow forced the authorities Interstate 5 , the major north-south highway through the region, was shut down in two different areas
Locals helped others by driving them to look for a place to sleep in Redding, where snow was already melting Wednesday, said Redding Police Cpl. Will Williams.
Travel was particularly perilous over the Siskiyou Summit, one of the more treacherous mountain passes, and just south of the Oregon-California state line.
“There is a large number of spun out vehicles, large trucks and smaller cars, along the road that didn’t put chains in their tires as required,” Denise Yergenson, a Caltrans spokeswoman said. “That blocked the road and it’s hampering our ability to plow.”
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Thousands of homes remain without power several days after cyclone-like storms hit Sydney. Some 4100 residential and business customers in the northern suburbs were still without electricity this morning, following the fallout from Tuesday's severe storms.Network operator Ausgrid said its crews "are continuing to work to help reconnect the vast majority of those still without power".Power has been restored to more than 47,000 customers since Tuesday. © AAP More than 4000 residential and business customers in Sydney's north remain without power after storms lashed the city.
Some drivers slowed or stranded by blizzard conditions spent 17 hours or more in their cars on Interstate 5 near Hundreds of people were stranded on the 5 after it was closed near the border in both directions. ‘ Bomb Cyclone ’ Expected to Hit Northern California, Oregon Ahead of Thanksgiving.
Scores of vehicles got stuck on Interstate 5 after a “ bomb cyclone ” - a supercharged winter storm caused by a rapid drop in The U.S. Midwest was also hit hard by a storm that clobbered Denver on Tuesday, with airports in Minneapolis and Chicago suffering hundreds of delays and cancellations.
Anderson said Caltrans and many other agencies worked hard to communicate the seriousness of the storm but that many drivers were still caught by surprise.
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“You must use your chains when directed to do so. Of all the trucks and vehicles that spun out nearly all did not put on their chains as they were required to do,” he said in a statement.
Portland, Oregon resident Christina Williams and her 13-year-old son were some of the lucky ones who made it through the storm, but not without plenty of scary moments. They were driving from Oregon to the San Francisco area for Thanksgiving when they first hit snow around Roseburg, Oregon.
Williams said it took them more than 17 hours to reach Redding, California, where they got a hotel room. Conditions were so treacherous, she said, that she was afraid to try to exit the freeway because it was so slippery.
Cars all around them were getting stranded and ice formed on her windshield even while the car was on.
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Interstate 5 was closed in both directions near the California-Oregon border Tuesday, stranding hundreds of Some drivers slowed or stranded by blizzard conditions spent 17 hours or more in their cars on Northern California and southern Oregon residents are bracing for a ' bomb cyclone ' that's
from the ferocious " bomb cyclone " blizzard on Thursday while other parts of Northern Colorado had a harder time digging out . zapped highway visibility, resulting in more than 100 stranded travelers across Larimer County and about 100 vehicles crashed along a one-mile stretch of Interstate 25.
"There were spin-outs everywhere, there were trucks that were abandoned and every time we stopped and started moving again, there were people who couldn't start moving again," Williams said. "Every time we stopped I was like, is this it? Are we going to be here overnight?"
At the peak of the storm, Pacific Power said 19,000 customers were without power in Northern California and Southern Oregon. As of late Wednesday morning the company said that number was down to about 1,700.
The storm — called a “bomb cyclone” — came ashore near Brookings, Oregon late Tuesday afternoon packing heavy snow and winds gusting up to 106 mph (170 kmh) in some coastal areas. A bomb cyclone forms when air pressure drops 24 millibars or more in a 24-hour period. They are rare in the U.S. West and this storm’s pressure dropped even more precipitously than expected, leading forecasters to say it was one of the worst such storms in the past 15 to 20 years.
Central Oregon also got hit with snow and Oregon State University closed its Bend campus due to weather conditions.
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