The severe winter storm that hit a large part of the United States on Saturday caused many traffic accidents. At least sixteen people were killed. The news agency reported that at least 700,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity Reuters.
It is one of the coldest Christmas evenings on record in the United States due to a severe winter storm sweeping across the country. Hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. More than 2,700 flights were canceled and 6,400 delayed on Saturday. About 5,000 flights were canceled on Friday.
Traffic accidents occurred all over the country due to the winter weather. At least 16 people were killed and hundreds of people were stranded on roads covered in ice and snow. In New York State, for example, the National Guard had to come to the rescue after 500 drivers were trapped. A local official said at least one fatal victim was found in a vehicle. “People have nowhere to go, everything is closed, so just stay home,” he said. MSNBC.
Minneapolis, a city in Minnesota, recorded the lowest temperature on Saturday. The temperature there was -21 degrees Celsius. On Christmas morning, Fargo in North Dakota is expected to be the coldest place in the US, with temperatures reaching -28 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures will return to normal across most of the United States on Tuesday, but the East Coast will remain very cold at least until Thursday or Friday.