Deadly Blizzard and Polar Plunge on the March for This Weekend

A foot of snow in some places, wind gusts as high as 55 mph with whiteout conditions and temperatures falling as much as 30 degrees.
2:05 | 11/18/16

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and the deadly blizzard on the move. More than 300 crashes already. Whiteout conditions in Minnesota. And the trucks that had to travel, battling ice and deep snow. Phillip Mena is in South Dakota. Reporter: Tonight, the first snowstorm of the season is a full-on blizzard in parts of the upper midwest. Highways littered with big rigs and cars. Officials in several states begging drivers to stay home. Melvin gray headed out before dawn in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and almost immediately regretted it. I can see probably 30 feet in front of me and it is just too rough to drive in. Reporter: Here in sioux Falls, drivers have been urged to stay off the road. All of this wind has really reduced visibility. And it has been blowing like this since 4:00 in the morning. The Minnesota state patrol responding to more than 340 accidents, at least two of them fatal. Wind gusts nearly 60 miles an hour, downing trees and power lines. Plows disappearing into whiteout conditions. Some taken off the roads. David, they're finally starting to clear this highway. But with the snow and ice, and temperatures plummeting into the teens tonight, the roads are going to be treacherous. David? Thank you. Let's get right to rob Marciano with the track of this thing. It's a powerful, pattern-busting storm. Severe storms, and rain turns to wind-driven snow and lake effect snow. Warnings up for western New York already. 10 to 12 inches across the great Lakes. Will feel like the teens in Chicago and Pittsburgh, 20s in D.C. And Atlanta. A rude awakening after a mild fall.

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