Snow, freezing rain and strong wind with gusts up to 80 km/h was observed on Monday in the Great plains area in the United States. As a result of difficult weather conditions have closed a number of airports, and any interruptions in the supply of electricity.
From-for blizzards and zero visibility, the national weather service of the United States announced in the region storm warning. Some roads were closed. Interruptions in the supply of electricity arose in North and South Dakota and in Nebraska, where strong winds reached 112 km/h In a rural location in South Dakota was disconnected about 20 thousand homes.
The winter storm disrupted the operation of the International airport Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota International airport and Minot in North Dakota, as well as airports in Fargo, Hector and Bismarck (North Dakota). According to meteorologists, in Bismarck on Monday morning fell more than 30 cm of snow, Underwood is more than 45 cm of winter precipitation.