Severe storm slams West Coast

Rain, strong winds and severe snow conditions caused mayhem for residents. ABC News' Kenneth Moton reports.
1:55 | 01/17/19

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We begin with a powerful storm taking shape that's expected to deliver brutal winter weather to much of the country the start slammed into the West Coast overnight with damaging winds and torrential rain. The conditions have triggered mudslides import some interstates to close our radar you can see you most of the state is covered in either rain or snow all of this. Since the beginning of what's being called a blockbuster. Storm. I will affect millions of people from coast to coast. Overnight in California pounding waves in the Bay Area. Strong winds toppling the semi truck on a San Francisco bridge and the storm turning deadly in Oakland and perk free fell on a main. Near San Jose water is pouring into this home owner's backyard as a nearby creek begins to swell. In Malibu the driver side of this car smashed then after a rock slide came crashing down sitting in a boulder right into the vehicle. One person in the car was hospitalized. And the road was shut down overnight and in Long Beach traffic forces to move through flooded roads. And other parts of the state it's fifty mile per hour winds and whiteout conditions causing problems. Like the nineteen vehicle pileup on the fifteen freeway in San Bernardino County. Editor at there areas in the Sierra Nevada could get 100 inches of snow. At an airport near Lake Tahoe this plane stocked and we really with a tale covered in snow. This storm hitting California along with another storm will cause a 12 punch for the northeast by the weekend according to ABC's June Jersey. Let's watch the two storms move across the nation who will impact go to Friday morning commute in the tristate could be slick. And messy even with just a dusting to up to three inches in the Ares seek cover there. And by the weekend and raised talking about the storm it looks like heavy snow potential from Cleveland up to save Burlington a mix cluster the coast and rain south of there. The storms will move into the plains and midwest Nikolai with Arctic air.

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