Severe Winter Storm Brings Snow, Ice, Wind to United States

By: Multiple Sources (See Below)
By: Multiple Sources (See Below)
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New Mexico Snow, Accidents (KRQE/CBS):

After a very cold and snowy weekend, the storm is moving out of New Mexico.

The snow turned many roads into ice rinks Monday morning, leading to a lot of crashes across the metro area.

As the sun came up, it began looking a lot safer on most of I-25 and I-40 near Albuquerque.

There are still some trouble spots though.

In Raton, there is still some snow on the roads and more snow around Raton Pass.

On I-40 east of Albuquerque, there is a lot of slush on the shoulders.

Clines Corner is also dealing with lost power Monday morning.

Closer in metro area the interstates are just wet around Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Conditions were better than Monday morning where lots of drivers were sliding on ice.

A crash on I-25 north near Alameda happened when the driver a SUV plowed into two Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy cars. Read more>>

There was another crash on I-40 east near Tramway Monday morning.

A driver slid his SUV into the median.

Lots of black ice from melted snow causing the crashes, but most roads should be drying out Monday. However drivers should be cautious for spots of black ice.

Driving conditions remain difficult in a significant portion of central and eastern New Mexico

Police are also reporting at least two deaths in New Mexico caused by the winter storm.

A California woman died in a crash on I-40 near Gallup on Saturday.

On Friday, a 4-year-old girl was killed in a wreck. She was in a car that was traveling on U.S. 70 in Roosevelt County, near Portales.

Police say she was not wearing a seat belt when the car slid and overturned.
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Chicago Snow (WBBM/CBS)

The Chicago area is getting a dusting of snow.

The snow began falling Monday afternoon.

Forecasters say there should only be about an inch new snow in the region.
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Storm to Threaten Holiday Travel, Moving East (The Associated Press)

A winter storm that hit parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas was expected to be worse, but with temperatures creeping above freezing the outcome was less dramatic than forecasters had feared.

Still, the severe weather could ramp back up Tuesday as it sweeps toward the East Coast, where it is poised to threaten plans for those traveling during a long holiday weekend.

The storm started in the West and as of Monday was blamed for at least 11 deaths. It limped across Arkansas with a smattering of snow, sleet and freezing rain.

Meteorologists say it arrived in Arkansas a bit later than expected Monday and temperatures were able to creep up a bit. As it continues east, heavy rains and strong winds could impact airports up and down the coast.
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Wind Means Fewer People at Florida Beaches (WSVN/CBS)

Windy and rainy weather is expected over the next couple days in South Florida.

Monday (11/25) morning, the red flags were out at South Florida beaches warning beachgoers of rip currents.

Waves at beaches in Miami-Dade and Broward County are expected to reach anywhere between six and nine feet.

Officials are urging people to stay out of the water.

On South Beach, wind speeds are reaching from about 25 to 30 mph. Beach erosion and flooding is expected with these conditions.

This change in the air is leading up to a cool down just in time for Thanksgiving. Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s.

Changes in weather across the country are affecting holiday travel. A winter blast in the Midwest is causing travel trouble in South Florida.

As of noon, two flights headed to Miami International Airport from Dallas have been canceled.

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Milwaukee Snow (WDJT/CBS)

The work week got off to a messy start in Milwaukee.

Snowflakes began falling before dawn and continued into the morning rush hour, forcing drivers to slow down in the snowy, slushy slop.


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