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Bomb cyclone blizzard whips and roars west



National Guard troops were using specialized vehicles to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado as a powerful “bomb cyclone” was expected to continue its march Thursday, unleashing heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains.

The storm, which blasted a mix of snow, rain and wind across the central United States on Wednesday, was blamed for a crash that killed a Colorado State Patrol trooper.

More than 1,300 flights had been canceled at Denver International Airport, where a wind gust of 80 mph was reported Wednesday morning. All runways at the airport were closed around early afternoon and remained closed into Wednesday evening.

About 3,000 flights were canceled across the nation, according to flightaware.com.

Late Wednesday, about 111,000 Denver-area residents were without power, down from 246,000 in the afternoon. Interstates were shut down, most schools were closed and many businesses declared a snow day. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency in the evening, activating the state national guard for search and rescue missions.

Earlier in the day, Cpl. Daniel Groves was killed on Interstate 76 after a driver lost control of his vehicle in the storm and hit him. Groves had been helping another driver who slid off the highway, the state patrol said.

In addition to road closures in Colorado and Wyoming, the Nebraska State Patrol closed Interstate 80 from the Wyoming border east to North Platte, as well as all state highways in the Nebraska Panhandle. Officials ordered flooding evacuations in areas including Cedar Rapids and Belgrade, The Omaha World-Herald reported, as well as low-lying parts of Randolph and Pierce.

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20 comments

  1. Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

  2. Along with a sharknato, anything to get people to watch headlines.

  3. Bomb Cyclone… doesn’t sound good.

  4. Wee!!!
    Polar vortex 2 is next
    This storm makes a F-5 tornado look like a tumbleweed!!!!!
    You heard it here 1st!!!
    Startnews
    Please be advised
    34 states in it's path plan
    Prepare….😨🤯🏄‍♂️

  5. Its baffling to me.
    Its obviously the end of the world and some rich people are still desperate to get their kids into a good college at any price.

  6. i dont see anything wrong , its normal day

  7. Calm down USA today in the summer you can change the word ( blizzard ) to (of heat)

  8. wait, the News media is letting us know that it snows in Colorado in the winter???

  9. Great name to get people kicked off airplanes! Facepalm.

  10. Dont worry tho no climate change

  11. REMEMBER that climate change is a chinese hoax, as Trump said. Remember that and thank him next time when your house takes off.

  12. We have things blooming in Vancouver BC…how absolutely crazy. We need to take climate change seriously ppl.

  13. I see FAKE GLOBAL WARMING never takes a break

  14. "In like a lion, out like a lamb"
    Anyone else old enough to remember this proverb? Or wonder why it's now necessary for media to sell this as a Newer Deadlier Phenomenon?

  15. It's called Revalations, you can read more about it in the Bible 🙂

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