National Guard Rescues Motorists Stranded by Blizzard

Blizzard conditions in SE Minnesota. I-35 and I-90 closed.

Three people were rescued from impassable roads by the Minnesota National Guard Saturday night after Governor Tim Walz declared a peacetime state of emergency.

The Minnesota National Guard will also conduct search and rescue missions for people stranded in their vehicles.

Blizzard conditions are expected to continue through Sunday in a large part of the state.

https://www.kaaltv.com/news/members-of-mn-national-guard-rescue-stranded-motorists/5256993/?cat=10151

Thanks to Nathan Brazil for this link


4 thoughts on “National Guard Rescues Motorists Stranded by Blizzard”

  1. We have blizzard and snow squall conditions in the southern Ontario region especially near Barrie Ontario.
    Disgression is the better part of driving on days like this.
    If you can get away with staying put it is probably wise to do so.

    5:00 AM EST Monday 25 February 2019
    Blizzard warning in effect for:

    Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
    Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
    Dangerous snow squalls with blizzard conditions will continue this morning.

    Snow squalls combining with very strong westerly winds gusting to 90 km/h will produce dangerous whiteout conditions at times.

    Road closures have been reported in the area and are likely to continue.

    The hazardous conditions are expected to improve through the day as winds weaken.

    It should be emphasized that the most significant aspect of this event will be from the very poor visibility and high winds and not from the snowfall accumulations. Total snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm are possible by Monday.

    Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If you do travel and become lost, remain where you are until the blizzard has passed. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

    Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.

    Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

  2. 600+ motorists rescued according to the counties reporting.2-3 days advanced warning of very high wind and whiteout conditions.Gotta go anyway!?

  3. When I was stationed in Iowa I would cruise the freeways at night in a 3/4 ton 4×4 with chains on pulling people out of ditches. Illegal to charge but I did accept tips.
    One lady gave me ten dollars. Another gave me 100 bucks. One very nice gal gave me her phone number.
    Shhhh. Don’t tell the wife.

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