Major winter storm batters Northern Plains and Upper Midwest with high winds and heavy snow, forcing hundreds of schools to close, grounding air travel and making road travel difficult — if not impossible — in some US areas.
A powerful snowstorm hit the US Midwest, blocking roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations that threatened travel plans for many people who intended to fly or drive to Thanksgiving feasts this week.
Two winter storms lumbering across parts of the United States disrupt travel plans of millions of Americans on the move for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The storm knocked out power to around 100,000 people in Houston and southeast Texas while work at oil refineries in the area was slowed or halted.
After heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed across Europe on Thursday, conditions marginally improved in some regions—but temperatures generally remained at sub-zero.
A Siberian weather system forecasters have called the "beast from the east" brought the coldest temperatures for years to many regions across Europe.
Freezing weather strikes the US east coast, as residents in Georgia say they haven't seen this much snow in 30 years.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed out of the country's biggest city Toronto.
The inclement weather affected travelers, students and politicians alike as Britain dug itself out of its heaviest snows in four years.
Airports were closed, a ferry ran aground and traffic authorities reported incidents "all over the place". Britain has not seen this amount of snow since 2013.
The storm injured at least 67 more while road and rail traffic in parts of Romania were halted by fallen trees. The storm also brought injuries and destruction in parts of Serbia.
Canadian authorities are deploying army after worst flooding in decades hits parts of Quebec province.
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