As a result of the winter storm, around 1,500,000 homes and businesses were left without power in several US states.
At least 13 people died in several regions of the United States on Friday from a winter storm that has brought freezing temperatures and strong blizzards to more than half of the United States.
In the state of Ohio, four people have died in cold-related auto accidents, according to Gov. Mike DeWine.
The collisions, one of which involved at least 50 vehicles, also left several people injured.
While in the state of Kentucky, three fatalities were recorded. Gov. Andy Beshear attributed two of the fatalities to car accidents.
Accidents with fatalities were also reported in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
As a result of the winter storm, around 1,500,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity. Nearly 5,000 flights within, to, or from the United States were also cancelled.
According to the US Weather Service, this could be the coldest Christmas weekend in decades across much of the US.
⚠️💨Strong northwest winds are leading to bitter cold wind chills and widespread blowing snow. Ground blizzard conditions are expected overnight into early Saturday morning for open and rural areas with localized whiteouts at times. #iawx #ilwx #mowx pic.twitter.com/LzzJRvrRLl
— NWS Quad Cities (@NWSQuadCities) December 24, 2022
In recent days there have been thermal sensations below -45 degrees Celsius in parts of the states of Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming.
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