22 people killed in US as biting cold continues, massive power disruption

25 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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The Arctic blast and winter storm that destroyed power lines across the United States on Christmas Eve left over 3,15,000 homes and businesses without power and killed at least 22 people.

The Arctic blast and winter storm that destroyed power lines across the United States on Christmas Eve left over 3,15,000 homes and businesses without power and killed at least 22 people.

This holiday weekend’s storm interrupted all modes of transportation, including aircraft, trains, and automobiles, shutting hundreds of miles of road and forcing air travel cancellations. As the cold air continues to grip the United States, the storm continues to pound sections of the Upper Midwest and inner Northeast with heavy snow and blizzard conditions.

When asked about the weather in Erie County, which includes Buffalo, Executive Mark Poloncarz informed reporters that blizzard conditions are predicted to last until at least Sunday morning.

Poloncarz noted that the winter storm might last for at least the next 36 hours, with the blizzard warning in force until 7 a.m. Christmas morning.

He further warned, “This is still a potentially fatal circumstance. This is not something to be taken lightly.”

Gregory Butcher, the county’s Deputy Commissioner of Disaster Preparedness and Homeland Security, stated that the storm will be major “for days to come.”

Earlier on Saturday morning, more than 2,000 flights were cancelled by various airlines throughout the world.