Hundreds, if not thousands, of miles of roads and highways, including major interstate highways, closed across the U.S.
Blizzard conditions buffeted the High Plains on Saturday.
A 100-mile (161-km) section of I-80 in Nebraska and Wyoming closed Saturday morning because of high winds and blowing snow. Several other roads and highways also were closed because of whiteout conditions.
All roads in and out of Casper, Wyoming, were closed Saturday morning, including the entire 300-mile stretch (483-km) of I-25 in Wyoming.
Northeastern Colorado roads were closed due to strong winds, blowing and drifting snow and poor visibility.
Four inches (10 cm) of snow fell in Cheyenne from 7 p.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday, adding to the foot (30 cm) of snow that fell before Thanksgiving.
In northern Montana, more than a foot of fresh snow and strong wind gusts are expected to create blizzard conditions along the Rocky Mountain front.
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, was blanketed with 19.3 inches (49 cm) of snow as of 6 a.m. Sunday. The city issued a “no travel advisory” at noon Saturday and deemed the storm “historic.”
Imagine trying to drive thru snow higher than the bumpers on your car.
Now taking aim at the northeast
More than a foot (30 cm) of snow is expected in parts of upstate New York eastward to southern Maine.
The system has already dumped heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundated other areas with rain.
Forecasters said a new storm is expected to bring several feet of mountain snow, rain and gusty winds to California through the weekend. Yet another system is forecast to develop in the mid-Atlantic Sunday, moving into a nor’easter by Monday.