Transcript for Arctic Blast Follows Snowstorms
Right to the one-two punch of very cold weather. A powerful storm bringing heavy snow, dangerous conditions with frigid air right now right behind it. Ginger, you're tracking it all. Storm was big. Omaha, Nebraska, to Wisconsin, slipping and sliding. This is in Cambridge, Minnesota, had more than 16.5 inches of snow. St. Cloud, a daily record, over a foot. Spooner, Wisconsin, 14 inches. It's not just the snow or the ice, but the cold that's going to keep it in place. These are actual air temperatures, 5 in billing and cast per, and in Minneapolis. And we find peralex Perez with the snowy story. Reporter: Good morning, ginger. The problem is how much and how quickly. Huge piles like this one already piling up all over town. If you talk to people about what's happening, they will tell you that they just can't deal with all of this snow. This was the scene across much of Minnesota. Car after car sliding. And crashing into one another. Just a landslide of cars. Everything slid down the hill. Reporter: Minnesota highway patrol respond fog nearly 500 car accidents as this storm roared into the midwest. I have been here for two hours. Reporter: In Duluth, a 16-car pileup, backing up traffic for hours. This semi flipping over. And this SUV. Drop her in gear. Reporter: Tow trucks pulling car after car back on to the road. At minneapolis-st. Powell international airport, shut down, 175 flights canceled. This woman finally making it back from a cruise. We were in Belize, it was about 80. Welcome home. Reporter: This time lapse video shows how quickly the storm came in. Dropping nearly a foot of snow in five hours. Denver, started the day at 69 degrees but ended up in the teens. Now this morning the digging out and clean upbegins. Might be a long winter. And here in the Minneapolis area, preparing for the long haul. It's stlulg struggling to get out of the 20s all year. Get the snow out of your hair. Thanks very much.
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