Friday evening traffic chaos, specialist site Flightaware listed 5,500 canceled flights in the US, with airports in Seattle, New York, Chicago or Detroit most affected. Several states have declared states of emergency, including New York, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina. With near-zero visibility, blizzards and freezing temperatures affecting much of the country, roads are extremely dangerous. “People should stay at home and not go on the roads“, he warned CNN Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear. “Your family wants to see you home for Christmas, but most of all they want to see you alive.“
People should stay at home and not go on the roads
He confirmed three people died on Kentucky Road. In Oklahoma, at least two people died on the road, according to the state’s emergency management agency. In Ohio, at least one person was killed after about 50 vehicles crashed on a highway, local media reported. In Michigan, a crash involving nine tractor-trailers blocked highway traffic around midnight Friday.
Your family wants to see you home for Christmas, but most of all they want to see you alive
This rare extreme storm is a “Stress is a bomb“: A powerful collision between two air masses, one very cold from the Arctic and the other tropical from the Gulf of Mexico, as atmospheric pressure drops very quickly within 24 hours. This type of storm does not intervene”Only once in a generation“, according to the US National Weather Service in Buffalo.