Snow-clogged freeway in California as stormy climate threatens U.S. vacation journey

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(Information) – A strong winter storm pounded elements of america on Thursday, bringing heavy snowfall that pressured the partial closure of a significant freeway in California throughout the busy Thanksgiving vacation.

Interstate 5 by the Grapevine space was closed early on Thursday morning and the California Freeway Patrol mentioned on Twitter it was working to clear caught autos as snow saved falling.

The storm was anticipated to carry heavy snow within the mountains and excessive winds throughout a lot of the Western United States earlier than transferring towards the Nice Plains late on Friday, the Nationwide Climate Service mentioned.

The company added that areas of southern California and Arizona may see heavy rainfall and doable flash flooding. Blizzard warnings have been issued for elements of Wyoming and South Dakota.

On Wednesday, scores of autos turned caught on Interstate 5 after a “bomb cyclone” – a supercharged winter storm attributable to a fast drop in atmospheric stress – dumped as much as 4 toes (1.2 meters) of snow in mountainous areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The U.S. Midwest was additionally hit arduous by a storm that clobbered Denver on Tuesday, with airports in Minneapolis and Chicago struggling a whole bunch of delays anUSACAd cancellations.

Reporting by Maria Caspani; Modifying by Tom Brown