Volunteers with shovels have arrived in Southern California mountain communities to help clear walkways and driveways of residents who have been confined to their homes since a historic blizzard dumped more than six feet of snow.
The death toll from the blizzard that hit the Buffalo area over the weekend has grown to nearly 40. Homes are only beginning to warm after days without heat, and drivers are still claiming cars they had to abandon.
The death toll from a pre-Christmas blizzard that paralyzed the Buffalo area and much of the country has risen to 28 in western New York, authorities said Monday as the region dug out from one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A blizzard warning has been posted from much of central North Dakota where the first blast of significant snow could dump up to 18 inches (45 centimeters) in some areas Thursday.
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It’s reunion week in Iceland for Daniel, Armann, Gunnlaugur, and Helena, who were tight in college and like to get together every year or so to drink heavily and catch up.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials say a pair of blizzards that smacked North Dakota in April caused a dramatic reduction in oil production.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota utility said Thursday that it has restored power to more than half of the 19,000 households knocked offline by a devastating weekend blizzard
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum plans to ask for federal help in dealing with damaging floods and a severe winter storm that left thousands without electricity.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A combination of ugly weather has left at least 19,000 people in western North Dakota facing days without power and thousands of residents along the Red River that separates that state from Minnesota dealing with flash flooding.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A spring blizzard knocked out power to thousands of people across western North Dakota and northwest South Dakota, and utility officials said it will likely take at least several days to restore power to everyone.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Spring was put on hold in parts of the Dakotas Saturday as blizzard warnings were posted for the two states, which could result in the second strong storm to hit western North Dakota this month.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow and strong gusty winds will whip up blizzard conditions for parts of several states this weekend, including the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana, according to forecasters.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials estimated that last week’s blizzard caused the state’s daily oil output to drop by 25%.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The future of Minot State University’s sports bubble is up in the air after last week’s blizzard in North Dakota caused it to collapse.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Record snowfall from a spring blizzard is shutting down government offices, schools and some businesses for a third day in North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A tornado tore up a small Minnesota town and a blizzard forced the closure of the North Dakota Capitol, schools and roads, as spring storms wreaked havoc across the Upper Midwest.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A blizzard has led to the closure of the North Dakota Capitol and other state facilities in the Bismarck area, as well as scores of schools. colleges, government offices and highways Tuesday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A significant spring storm headed for the northern Plains is packing blizzard conditions with significant snow accumulation and drifting, according to the National Weather Service.
A late winter storm has blasted the U.S. Northeast with strong winds and heavy snow, sending temperatures plunging after first taking aim at the Deep South.
STEELE, N.D. (AP) — The death of a man in rural Kidder County was likely due to blizzard conditions, according to sheriff’s officials.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A powerful winter storm with heavy snow and ice has created dangerous travel conditions, closed scores of schools and caused numerous crashes and spin-outs in the Upper Midwest.
THOMPSON, N.D. (AP) — Blizzard conditions on Interstate 29 in North Dakota caused a semi driver with a load of hogs to roll the rig, according to the State Patrol.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Blizzard conditions have closed portions an interstate and highways in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota Friday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Strong winds are whipping up blizzard-like conditions and closing sections of interstates and highways in North Dakota and Minnesota Friday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials on Tuesday shut down Interstate 29 from Grand Forks to the Canadian border because of blowing snow due to zero visibility and icy roads.
The sun was shining on much of the East Coast on Sunday, a day after a vicious nor’easter brought blizzard conditions to many areas, and left more than 100,000 customers without power.
More than 2 feet of snow has fallen in some areas of the northeastern U.S. amid a fierce winter storm.
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A winter storm dumped lots of snow and caused high winds through Maryland’s Eastern Shore and its oceanfront by Saturday, making travel treacherous for motorists and challenging for road crews.
Parts of 10 eastern U.S. states are under blizzard warnings as a powerful storm that could dump as much as 2 feet of snow on Boston begins churning up the coast.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Searchers were battling blizzard conditions at a closed Lake Tahoe-area ski resort in a bid to find a 43-year-old California ski shop manager who was reported missing during after failing to meet friends for Christmas dinner.
A section of a major interstate highway in Northern California has reopened after a nearly 24-hour closure caused by blizzard conditions as the latest of back-to-back storms pushed through.