Trucks and Trailers Covered in Snow After Winter Storm in Minnesota

The first snowstorm of December should pack quite a punch with 1-2 feet of snow possible in portions of the northeast. Image

The first snowstorm of December should pack quite a punch with 1-2 feet of snow possible in portions of the northeast. Image

Estimated snowfall for most of York and Cumberland counties, including Portland, is 1 to 2 inches on Sunday, followed by another 3 to 4 inches Monday, for a total of 4 to 6 inches, said National Weather Service meteorologist William Watson.

In addition to hazardous traveling conditions, the ice and accumulating snow could bring down trees and wires, causing power outages, officials said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cut short a trip to Puerto Rico to return home and deal with the storm.

The same weather system has been pummeling the US for days as it moves cross country, dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with rain.

Authorities in central Arizona are searching for three children missing after a vehicle was swept away while attempting to cross a runoff-swollen creek amid unsafe, wintry weather that bedeviled drivers across large swaths of the western USA over the Thanksgiving holiday. A third child is missing.

A day earlier in Chamberlain, South Dakota, nine people were killed when a plane crashed during blizzard-like conditions. The warning is in effect from 6 am Monday until 4 am on Tuesday. A number of travel advisories have been issued.

Farther south, precipitation was in the form of rain and thunderstorms.

One pummeling the Great Plains region at the moment is forecast to move east and impact travel into the Northeast by Sunday, she says.

The unsafe snowstorm moved towards the country's north-east on Sunday, with hundreds of flight cancellations and delays affecting Thanksgiving travellers.

As of 12:30pm on Sunday, more than 500 flights were cancelled across the country, according to flight tracking site FlightAware.

Chicago and Minneapolis were heavily affected by delays and cancellations due to storms and heavy winds, with 100 flights cancelled in Denver on Saturday.

The authorities in the western states were still grappling on Saturday with the aftermath of heavy rains and snow over the busiest travel weekend of the year.

As of noon on Sunday, freezing rain already placed a coat of ice on the roads and sidewalks.

He also deployed state agency commissioners from DHSES, DOT, Thruway Authority and State Police to regions expected to be hardest hit by the storm, and announced the state emergency response bunker will be open until the end of the storm.

High winds and ice were making travel nearly impossible in some other places, however. Several other roads and highways also were closed. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Blizzard-like conditions will finish off the holiday weekend in the Great Lakes region, the weather service said, while up to 12 inches of snow may cover parts of the country spanning from the Dakotas to MI, it said.

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