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Winter storm: 27,000 US homes without power after blizzard

Winter storm: 27,000 US homes without power after blizzard

A severe winter storm hit California and Nevada in the United States. The National Weather Service said the blizzard will bring heavy rain Saturday night (local time) and throughout the day. People should prepare for life-threatening conditions: “Travel should be for emergencies only.”

In America, blizzards are violent snowstorms with sharp drops in temperature. Up to three meters of fresh snow is expected in some areas. In the Sierra Nevada mountain range, some places received more than seven centimeters of snow per hour. Winds gusted to 100 miles per hour.

A 160-kilometer stretch of highway in California was closed on Friday. Many schools were closed. The weather service said driving was “extremely dangerous or impossible” in the affected areas on Saturday. As of Saturday morning, Pacific Gas and Electric said there were 27,000. families
Without electricity. On the site. About 40,000 families were said to be affected.

The weather service has warned of moderate to severe avalanches in the mountains, including the ski area around Lake Tahoe. Many lift operators have closed their facilities. Yosemite National Park will be closed until noon Sunday.