Transcript for Arctic Blast Causes Treacherous Conditions Across 8 States
with that deadly storm battering much of the midwest and a huge swath of frigid air that's going to come racing in afterward. All the way down to the gulf. A foot of snow and this is what drivers are facing in Minnesota tonight. One family in Wyoming capturing this outside their back window tonight. The wind chimes, no match for Thor if rope shus winds there. And in Denver this evening where they started the day at 69 degrees, they will end it in the teens. Look at the wall tonight. That arctic air about to stretch all the way down to Texas. 200 mile Americans will feel this. Ginger zee is standing by. But we beg with ABC's Alex Perez, in the middle of the storm. Reporter: The chaotic, wintry scene near Duluth, Minnesota, tonight -- car on top of car, icy conditions causing this 16-vehicle pileup. Just kind of a landslide of cars, everything just slid down the hill. Reporter: Snow, ice and possible treacherous conditions for some 6 million people across eight states tonight. This time lapse shows how quickly the storm barreled in. Complete gridlock as frustrated motorists tried to get moving. Minnesota highway patrol responding to at least one fatality and more that 390 car accidents today alone. Including this overturned truck, carrying Turkeys. In Normal driving conditions, you're supposed to keep three seconds of distance between you and the car in front of you. But aaa says, in conditions like this, snow and ice, Ou should really stay about eight seconds behind to give you time to react. How important is it to keep a safe distance between the car and front of you and why? It's the difference between getting in a crash and getting to your destination safely. Reporter: Also, experts say drivers should never use cruise control on slippery surfaces. Ease up on the gas. And keep your steering wheel straight to navigate. Tonight, salt trucks and snow plows across the storm's path gearing up for what could be a long night ahead. And it's here just north of Minneapolis that got slammed the hardest. More than a foot of snow in some areas here. You can see the big mounds already piling up. And they're not in the clear here just yet. They are bracing for plunging temperatures headed this way. David? Alex, thank you. Chief meteorologist ginger zee is here on the winter storm warnings still in effect tonight. Reporter: I want to show you, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. That's because, not only will it be windy, but additional snow. Some places a foot or a foot and a half in the U.P. Of Michigan in some sports. That's just the snow. The cold is what you're going to notice most. Denver, almost 70 degrees at 10:00 A.M. 15 minutes later, they dropped more than 20 degrees. By early tomorrow morning, we're looking at Denver, almost 60 degrees colder than they started today. That arctic blast is going to move as far south as Oklahoma. The wind chill will feel like the 20s. Look at Memphis by Wednesday morning. All of this moves south and east as we go into the end of the
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