Northern Plains Hammered By Blizzards, Ice Storms



As a winter storm swept across much of the northern Great Plains Monday, travel conditions remained hazardous with blowing and drifting snow creating near-zero visibility on some roads. On Sunday, the combination of freezing rain, snow and high winds that forced the shutdown of vast stretches of highways in the Dakotas. On Monday, authorities issued no-travel warnings for much of North Dakota.
The storm also has caused widespread power outages in the Dakotas, Nebraska and western Iowa.

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