What zero visibility REALLY looks like! Terrifying dashcam footage shows highway patrols caught in a total blackout – as at least six are killed on treacherous roads
- A massive, deadly winter storm bearing down on the US has caused treacherous driving conditions across the country
- Road deaths in the storm were reported in Oregon, Kansas and Oklahoma
- The bomb cyclone also caused power outages and canceled travel plans ahead of the holiday weekend
Videos pouring in from around the country illustrate the terrifying driving conditions caused by the massive blizzard that hit the US this week.
One dashcam video from Cheyenne, Wyoming shows a driver with zero visibility as wave after wave of snow whips in front of his vehicle.
The bomb cyclone storm has plunged much of the country into potentially deadly sub-zero temperatures as cold air from Canada rushes towards the US.
The arctic blast is expected to move as far south as Texas, bringing with it massive amounts of snow creating increasingly dangerous road conditions.
Traffic was forced to a halt after a semi-truck lost control on I-70E as a winter bomb cyclone continued to batter the US
The shocking video shows the experience of a Wyoming state trooper trying to navigate his position as a storm flooded Cheyenne and the temperature dropped to minus 18 degrees.
All visibility ends on the hood of a military car, after which there is total blackout.
Troopers responded to hundreds of calls as the storm intensified.
Accidents and at least six deaths are being reported across the US as the storm travels from state to state, dramatically disrupting the vacation plans of many Americans.
As many as two-thirds of US flights are expected to be canceled or delayed. Amtrak rail service and many bus lines were reporting changes and cancellations across the country Friday morning.
On Friday alone, about 10,000 US flights were delayed and over 3,000 were canceled.
Cars drive on a snowy and icy road near John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, as a major winter storm brings sub-zero temperatures across the United States
A man takes a picture along Lake Michigan at sunrise as temperatures hover around -8 degrees on December 22, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois
In addition to the cold front, gusty winds of up to 35 mph are expected to accompany the already frightening weather, creating potentially life-threatening temperatures and wind chills of minus 30 degrees.
Domenica Davis, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, said blowing and blowing snow will be the “main concern” of this storm.
The most additional snowfall along the path of the deadly winter storm is likely to be found near the Great Lakes, as well as in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, western Lower Michigan, far northern Indiana and western northern New York, according to Fox.
The country’s northern plains are expected to cool down to minus 70 degrees.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported three fatal crashes Wednesday that were possibly weather-related. Two more were reported in Oklahoma, and one fatal crash occurred Tuesday in Oregon due to icy roads.
Traffic on I-70E outside of Columbus, Ohio was stopped when a semi truck lost control.
In New Jersey, the Department of Transportation also issued a ban on commercial vehicle travel on interstate highways beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.
The forecast calls for temperatures to drop sharply starting in the afternoon, which could lead to freezing conditions on wet roadways across the state.