More than a hundred million on alert for monster winter storm

Blizzard warnings in the Upper Midwest include potential whiteout conditions and near-zero-degree weather.
3:16 | 01/18/20

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. It's great to have you with us here on a very busy Friday night. For millions at the been a rough ride home already tonight. A monster storm bearing down. More than 100 million Americans under alerts from the rockies into the northeast. Drives facing blinding snow and gusting winds. This is Minnesota where cars are on the highways tonight. A delta passenger jet sliding off the taxiway. The runway shutting down. Tonight, news coming in of a deadly avalanche hitting a ski resort near lake tahoe. One person killed. The storm heading to Chicago and then east, several cities in the path. We have to timing and path. Alex Perez is in the storm zone. Reporter: Tonight, blizzard warnings in the upper midwest, as that power storm creating whiteout conditions. Vehicles stranded, visibility near zero. This ups truck jackknifing on interstate 94 in North Dakota. In Omaha, Nebraska, drivers struggling for traction. This car continuing to have issues as it makes its way up the hill. Reporter: First responders racing to accident scenes. We had to extricate that person, removing the roof of the vehicle. Reporter: An icy glaze covering this Kansas state trooper's cruiser. In Kansas City, Missouri, delta flight 1114 bound for Detroit sliding off the taxiway. The captain came on and said, you're not going to believe this, but we hit a patch of ice and someone is going to have to tow us out of here. Reporter: Conditions forcing the airfield to chose for a time. Around the countrier more than 4,000 flights delay or cancels. In the west, a deadly avalanche near lake tahoe, California. They are assembling the nordic rescue team. Total patient count is two at this time. ! A 34-year-old man killed and another seriously hurt at the alpine meadows ski resort. After more than two feet of snow in just 24 hours. David, you can see, check it out, the snow already falling at a steady clip here in Chicago. Things will get messy here. Some areas will get five inches of snow, which will then be followed by ice and freezing rain as the night goes on. Just getting around is going to be a big headache for a lot of people. Also, David, there's a ground stop at o'hare because of this weather. What a mess already. Rob Marciano said this was going to happen. Alex, thanks to you. Let's get back to rob. He's timing it out just as we start the weekend. This storm now phasing together. It's a full-on blizzard across the northern plains moving rapidly to the northeast. Nothing positive I can find is it's moving quickly. Moving to Chicago. The warnings still up fromk KO all the way up through northern new England. Let's time it out. Snow increase in the Chicago. Detroit, I think you see snow for most of this event. High 8 0s, cut offline. Moving to philly, New York, and Boston, with accumulations there. Ice accumulations as well. Here in upstate New York where it's been a slow start, tomorrow will be white this time of Winter is back. Rob Marciano, thanks to you.

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