18 states to be impacted by monster spring blizzard

The Northern Plains and Rockies have experienced white-out conditions and over 1 foot of snow. ABC News' Stephanie Ramos reports.
1:40 | 04/11/19

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We begin with the mass this spring blizzard slamming several states right now from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Eighteen states are expected to feel the effects of this potentially the storks storm. That's about fifty million people here's the current radar six states have been placed under a blizzard warning. As people gear up for heavy rain and blinding snow. The impact on travel cooking nationwide. What this morning a major spring storm bringing the temperature shock to millions of Americans this kind of a pain in the butt storm. Overnight blizzard conditions in frigid air hitting the Rockies where record highs in the eighties quickly plunged to forty degrees. Colorado's governor has even activated the National Guard in case drivers get stranded. More than eighteen inches of snow has already foam and parts of South Dakota some areas could see thirty inches. In Minnesota. Near whiteout conditions south of Minneapolis where part of this highway was closed after a number of crashes. In other parts of the country it's severe flooding and winds causing problems. This does NATO blowing in Pueblo Colorado the storm lifting a large swirl of dust into the air making it looked like a tornado. And a blowing dust warning issued near Lubbock Texas as winds gusted up to seventy miles per hour causing Kay also on the roads at least six cars are crashing on interstate 27. And to the Pacific northwest. Flooding in Idaho leading to a state of emergency. And near Eugene organ the water is so deep a boat was able to glide across this highway.

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