Latest Blizzards News

High winds, dirt cause 'blackout' on South Dakota road

Apr. 30, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

MILLER, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say blowing dirt led to a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured two people in central South Dakota. The dirt storm prompted authorities to shut down a stretch of U.S. Highway 14 near Miller for six hours Sunday and lead motorists through zero visibility caused when high...

Garretson couple marries in record-shattering snowstorm

Apr. 21, 2018 1:03 AM EDT

GARRETSON, S.D. (AP) — At this time last year, Cody Linneweber was wearing shorts on a golf course. So when he and his fiance were looking at dates for their wedding, they figured April 14 would be somewhat safe for a spring-ish wedding at the Meadow Barn at Country Orchards in Harrisburg. "We were...

Schools, courts, Packers workout canceled Monday

Apr. 16, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Area Public Schools, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Brown County circuit courts are among schools, government offices and businesses closed in the aftermath of a record blizzard in Wisconsin. The weekend storm set snowfall records in Green Bay, Appleton and...

Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom

Apr. 16, 2018 6:30 AM EDT

FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom. The Forest Lake Fire Department opened its firehouse for three hours on Saturday so the students could pose for prom pictures. With as much as 15 inches (38...

Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow

Apr. 15, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. The...

The Latest: State of emergency issued in North Carolina city

Apr. 15, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a spring storm that dumped heavy snow on Upper Midwest, Plains states (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Authorities say they've declared a local state of emergency in Greensboro, North Carolina, after an apparent tornado caused damage in several locations around that city....

Flights canceled, roads treacherous amid spring snowstorms

Apr. 15, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A storm system stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes has buffeted the central U.S. with heavy snow, tornadoes, rain and hail, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old Louisiana girl....

The Latest: Minneapolis airport reopens after blizzard

Apr. 15, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on spring storms in the Midwest (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Officials say one runway has reopened at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport hours after all flights were grounded during a spring blizzard. The airport halted all incoming and outgoing flights Saturday...

Nebraska governor declares emergency in wake of blizzard

Apr. 14, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has issued an emergency declaration to allow state funds to be used for the response to a spring blizzard that has swept most of the state. Ricketts issued the declaration Saturday morning. His office says the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is working...

Nebraska blizzard blamed for 1 death, stranded drivers

Apr. 14, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

SCOTTSLBUFF, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says at least one person was killed and scores of stranded drivers were rescued in western Nebraska as a late-season blizzard crippled travel in western Nebraska. The patrol says 61-year-old Rollo Ward, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died at the scene of the crash...