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US Snow, winds slow after tangling traffic, threatening parade

20:00  28 november  2019
20:00  28 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

'Stay put,' officials warn: Twin winter storms slam the US as 55 million travelers hit the road

  'Stay put,' officials warn: Twin winter storms slam the US as 55 million travelers hit the road Two storms, including a bomb cyclone, were hammering the West Coast and Midwest, shutting down highways and snarling Thanksgiving travel plans.Two powerful winter storms were hammering the West Coast and Midwest on Wednesday, shutting down highways and snarling travel plans on one of the nation's busiest travel days.

Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, after tangling holiday travelers in wind , ice and snow and before more major In this photo provided by Caltrans, are cars and trucks in stopped traffic on Interstate 5 near Dunsmuir, Calif., Wednesday, Nov.

In Maine, heavy, wet snow and gusty winds caused more than 20,000 power outages. Central Maine Power Co. said in addition to its crews, at least 70 contractor crews, including 50 from Canada, were actively working or were headed to Maine Thursday to provide restoration support. About 40 flights at

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The wind , ice and snow that tied up major highways and airports Tuesday and Wednesday largely let up Thursday Long stretches of two interstate highways in northern Arizona's high country also were expected to be closed between late Thursday and early Friday because of expected heavy snowfall .

A parade of nor'easters, featuring winter storms Riley, Quinn and Skylar, marched up the East Coast during the first two weeks of March How Common is Snow in the Northeast After St. Patrick's Day? Boston typically sees just under 10 percent of its average seasonal snowfall after St. Patrick's Day.

Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, after tangling holiday travelers in wind, ice and snow and before more major storms descend Friday.

There were some exceptions to the respite, particularly involving California’s main north-south Highway 5, which was shut down early Thursday as heavy snow softly blanketed the region.

But high winds that had ripped a wooden sign from scaffolding on Chicago’s Willis Tower and nearly felled a Christmas Tree to close Cleveland’s Public Square Wednesday were calm enough by Thursday morning to allow the Macy’s Day Parade in New York to proceed, albeit with balloons flying at lower levels.

The National Weather Service predicted things could get dicey — if not impassable — for holiday travelers’ trips home. Forecasters warned against travel Friday night through Saturday night in a stretch of country form northeast Wyoming to northwest South Dakota due to expected blizzard conditions.

The next storm system was expected to drop up to 2 feet of additional snow from the Sierra Nevada to the central and northern Rockies as it rolls across a large swatch of the western and central United States.

Snowy, windy, wet weather may make getting home from Thanksgiving a challenge

  Snowy, windy, wet weather may make getting home from Thanksgiving a challenge More than 50 million Americans could be dealing with snow, high winds and flash floods, forecasters say.Weekend travelers across much of the U.S. are likely to find snow, winds and flash flooding.Inclement weather could affect as many as 56 million Americans, NBC News forecasters say.

1. Yield to other traffic 2. Expect other traffic to yield to you 3. Always stop. 3. Be sure to stay well in your lane because the bridge has room for only two lanes of traffic . 3. Slow down for a winding road. 2. Slow down as you are near a school.

Slow down for a right or left turn. Four Way Intersection. Watch right and left for other traffic . Turn Left From Both Lanes. Slow down for a winding road. Detour. Follow a temporary route to the left. End Construction. Return to normal highway speed after passing.

In California, authorities grappling with the second closure of I-5 in three days suggested alternate routes Thursday as they worked to clear the road. A previous closure on Tuesday stranded hundreds of people, and Thursday’s seemed likely to separate some families for the holiday.

Long stretches of two interstate highways in northern Arizona’s high country also were expected to be closed between late Thursday and early Friday because of expected heavy snowfall.

In Ohio, crews had restored power to about 90 percent of those affected by Wednesday power outages caused by high winds. At peak, 42,000 customers in central Ohio and 39,000 in northeast Ohio were without electricity.

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Associated Press writers Martha Mendoza in San Jose, California, and Don Babwin in Chicago contributed to this report.

Winter Storm Brings Snow to at Least 30 States .
A winter storm that barreled across the United States from Cedar Grove, Calif., where it dropped 49 inches of snow, to Ogunquit, Maine, which saw more than a foot, was finally departing on Tuesday, but not before giving New England one last whack. Having come ashore from the Pacific a week ago as a “bomb cyclone,” the storm dropped at least four inches of snow in 30 states. Its mix of cold, wind, snow, sleet and rain shuttered schools, blocked hundreds of miles of highways, scuttered scores of flights and was linked to multiple deaths over the long holiday weekend in Missouri, Arizona and South Dakota.

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