Bodies of children found as deadly winter weather hits the US

Elias Hubbard
December 2, 2019

The next storm system moving through Wisconsin is again expected to bring high snowfall totals to northern Wisconsin, but parts of southeast Wisconsin may see mixed precipitation tonight and Saturday morning.

The companies said they had cancelled 27 flights at O'Hare and two at Midway as people scramble to get home on the year's busiest travel weekend.

On Saturday, the wind will be out of the east at 15-20 miles per hour.

A West Coast storm is expected to hammer everything from Seattle to south of Los Angeles, bringing feet of snow to areas that sit at 6,000 feet or higher.

Northeastern Colorado roads were closed because of strong winds, blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility.

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, was blanketed with 19.3 inches (5.9 meters) of snow as of 6 a.m. Sunday.

"Travel conditions will become unsafe, if not impossible", according to a city news release, with a blizzard warning throughout the weekend and wind gusts expected to be over 40 miles per hour.

North-central MA could have up to 16 inches of snow and ice from Sunday through Tuesday, rendering travel "very hard to impossible", the NWS's Boston bureau said.

Interstate 35 between Duluth and Cloquet was closed overnight but reopened to traffic late Sunday morning - though travel remained hard. In a separate incident, a 48-year-old Louisiana man died.

A powerful winter storm that's been tormenting travelers across the USA since before Thanksgiving moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice as people make their way home after the holiday weekend. A total accumulation of up to 16 inches and a tenth of an inch of ice are expected in areas surrounding Boston.

Authorities found the bodies of two young children in central Arizona after a vehicle was swept away while attempting to cross a runoff-swollen creek.

A third child is missing.

The NWS said that it expected a significant accumulation of ice in the Mid-Atlantic and parts of Appalachia.

Also in South Dakota, a small-engine plane carrying 12 people crashed, killing nine aboard and leaving three others injured.

"We're seeing travel impacts for the Upper Midwest into the Great Lakes, and then that's going to transition into portions of the Northeast for wintry precipitation as we get through the remainder of Sunday, Sunday night and then getting into Monday as well", says Pagano.

The region was placed under a Winter Storm Warning from 7 a.m. Sunday through 7 a.m. Tuesday as a large storm marched toward the northeast.

High winds and ice are expected to make travel nearly impossible in some places.

The storm's death toll went up on Sunday.

Winter storm Ezekiel first entered the West Coast on November 26 when it hit southern OR and northwest California as a bomb cyclone, the Weather Channel reported.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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