Transcript for Deadly winter storm blasts the Midwest, heads to the East Coast
We begin tonight with that monster storm hitting the midwest and the northeast this weekend. A rough night ahead for those in the past including for these big rig drivers they're in Minnesota. And a car living in a ditch outside of Kansas City, Missouri see it right there plus the united flight from Phoenix slipping right up a slick runway in Chicago. Thousands of flights canceled and were delayed. Wet roads expected turn to sheets of black ice as temperatures continue to plunge. And the storm kicking off a bitter Arctic blast with wind chills. Below zero for millions of Americans Sam Champion standing by for us tonight with the forecast. But first ABC's Stephanie Ramos in the center of that storm in Albany, New York. April grossed just winter storm. Blasting the midwest flooding a hundred million people at the mercy of mother nature with the winter weather alerts from Arkansas to Maine and it's coming down an Indianapolis Rhodes Scott Hubbard instilled there should. The wintry blast also causing multiple wrecks in Nebraska this truck flipped over onto its roof. And in southern Minnesota where it took a truck chased and pulled this vehicle out of the snow drifts and this Jack knifed semi stuck in its tracks in Iowa. Emergency lights flashing through the snow and in Kansas wrecks like this one all over interstate 71. Person killed there. And now this powerful storm catapulting east with some parts of New England bracing for up to ten feet of snow. In Boston they have mountains of salt ready to go while residents in Pittsburgh and buffalo by stockpiling supplies. Stephanie Ramos joins us now live from Albany Stephanie all but he expected to get more than a foot of snow. And the governor they're not taking any chances. He's not Tom Governor Cuomo has activated. 450 members. From the National Guard to assist in this storm he's also banned. Tractor trailers and buses from most interstates in advance of the storm that's not just expected to bring this yell. But also ice and rain and dangerous sub zero wind chills behind it here and through much of the north the east Tom Stephanie Ramos where some of that freezing rain is coming down there in Albany Stephanie thank you.
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