US storm: California and Nevada are slammed by a massive blizzard

Parts of California and Nevada in the western United States are being battered by a huge blizzard. Tens of thousands of houses are without electricity as a result of the snowstorm, which has closed major routes and ski resorts. In the steep Sierra Nevada region, where wind gusts were estimated to have reached 305 km/h (190 mph), the blizzard was particularly severe. A “high to extreme avalanche danger” has been issued there. Over 33,000 residents in Nevada and almost 24,000 in California are without energy, according to a power outage map.

 

On Saturday, a 75-mile (121-kilometer) section of the Interstate 80 roadway was closed. Near the Nevada state line in Truckee, the California Highway Patrol Office stated on X (previously Twitter) that “emergency personnel and tow trucks had a difficult time getting to motorists due to blizzard conditions.” The storm struck the mountainous parts the hardest. A US National Weather Service meteorologist stated on Saturday that up to 3 meters (10 feet) of snow was predicted at higher elevations, which may pose a “life-threatening concern” for residents close to Lake Tahoe. While some ski resorts near Lake Tahoe plan to reopen on Sunday, some that closed on Friday remained closed on Saturday.

 

On Friday, Yosemite National Park closed and asked tourists to depart by midday. It will be closed until Sunday afternoon at the latest, and maybe even later if the weather holds up. Forecasters of the weather have advised people to stay. weekend, alerting commuters that if they become stranded in the storm, it might take a long time to extricate themselves from the snow. Extreme weather is still occurring in certain other locations of the United States. Texas is experiencing a wildfire, and despite challenging weather, firefighters are fighting to contain the big inferno.

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