The storm’s reach has been almost unprecedented, stretching from the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande River along the Mexican border.
At least 38 people have died in recent days from causes related to the freezing storm Elliot, which has affected a large part of the country with heavy snowfall, low temperatures and hurricane windsaccording to the US network CBS.
The CNN network puts the number of deaths due to inclement weather at 37, while Hundreds of thousands of citizens were left without electricity during Christmas.
Millions of people had to take shelter from severe freezing overnight and early morning to weather the frigid storm that gripped much of the United States, trapping some residents inside homes with heavy snowdriftsdescribed CBS.
The storm’s reach has been almost unprecedented, stretching from the Great Lakes, near Canada, to the Rio Grande along the Mexican border.
About 60% of the US population faced some type of watch or warning related to winter weather, and temperatures dropped drastically below normal from the Rocky Mountains east to the Appalachians, the National Weather Service said.
Thousands of US flights were canceled on Saturday and nearly 3,000 as of Sunday night, according to the FlightAware tracking site cited by CBS.
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