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'Bomb Cyclone' Paralyzes Central U.S., Bringing Snow, Floods And Dangerous Winds

The winter storm has been linked to at least one death, after a Colorado patrolman was struck by a driver who lost control of his car.
A massive late winter storm is bringing blizzard conditions to a number of central U.S. states Thursday. In affected areas, many agencies are shutting down and urging people to stay off the roads. Source: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

An intense winter storm — a "bomb cyclone" of snow and wind — has stranded drivers and shut down interstates in the Rockies and Plains regions of the U.S.

Colorado's National Guard said Thursday that it has now rescued 75 people and two dogs, after checking on 148 vehicles stuck in the storm.

has been linked to at least one death. The Colorado State Patrol says Cpl. Daniel Groves, 52, died on Interstate

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