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Major Winter Storm Threatens Holiday Travel Across Central Plains

7 months ago

Warnings of a big winter storm covering parts of the Central Plains have made holiday travelers worried. The storm hints at possible travel problems and dangerous road conditions.

About 1.1 million people across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming found themselves under blizzard warnings starting Monday afternoon.

Early reports from the National Weather Service point to a big and powerful winter storm ready to bury specific areas of the Central Plains under snow. This would bring blizzard-like conditions and risky travel.

The forecast includes expected ice buildup in the eastern Dakotas and northern Minnesota. This provoked worry among local people and travelers planning to go there.

CNN’s meteorologist, Robert Shackelford, described the expected effects of the storm. He foresaw heavy snowfall, freezing rain and strong winds blowing over large areas of the Central and Northern Plains until Tuesday. His projections highlight a high chance of widespread travel delays nearby.


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