Heavy snow and rain pounds California state and other parts of western US, while thousands of people in Michigan suffer in freezing temperatures through extended power outages wrought by one of the worst ice storms in decades.
Storm-battered western US state gets more wind, rain and snow, raising flooding concerns, causing power outages and making travel dangerous.
Two more deaths in western New York region that bore the maximum brunt of the historic storm brings total to 61, officials say.
Number of deaths attributed to massive winter storm — most of them in road accidents — keeps rising as officials confirm another fatality in western New York's Erie County, the epicentre of the crisis.
Twenty-two weather-related deaths have been confirmed across eight states, including at least seven fatalities in western New York, where snows, winds and deep freezes have plunged Buffalo and surrounding towns into crisis.
Over 200 million people are under weather warning as storm envelops much of America, causing highway closures and thousands of flight cancelations days before Christmas. Storm expected to affect about two-thirds of all Canadians.
Aerial footage shows seemingly endless lines of cars and trucks, bumper to bumper, stranded overnight in eastern Virginia state –– on a stretch of highway that is notorious for traffic jams even in good weather.
Powerful winter snow storm snarls US transport, shuttering the federal government and bringing capital Washington DC to a standstill.
The 19-member team of climbers reached an altitude of over 5,000 metres on Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe at 5,642 metres, when the storm hit.
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing had filed a civil complaint last week claiming the maker of "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft" violated state laws by allowing a "pervasive frat boy workplace culture."
Although the pandemic has hit many industries hard, the gaming sector has been one of the few to experience an unprecedented boom, with people seeking entertainment at home during successive rounds of restrictions.
The Mayor of New York declares a state of emergency as thousands of flights are cancelled. Snow plows and salt trucks rumble along roads and highways, and the city's two main airports halt flights due to whiteout conditions.
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