Winter Storm Warning In Effect Until 6 a.m. Saturday

Winter Storm Warning In Effect Until 6 a.m. Saturday

A collision between a small bus and an SUV in Minnesota killed a 47-year-old woman on the bus and injured nine others Thursday.

The National Weather Service encourages people traveling the region to prepare for unsafe winter weather conditions, and says driving in the mountains and plateaus could be hard to impossible. "This was my little vacation".

Ground crews worked to clear roads in affected states, but many remained packed with snow and ice.

A vehicle left the roadway and overturned on U.S. Highway 169 near the Gardiner School about 6:30 a.m. Friday. Strong winds could cause blowing snow, poor visibility, and hazardous travel conditions. "Crews are working but mother nature is making safe travel tough this morning", the agency said.

Storm totals are expected in the range of 10-16 inches, according to the National Weather Service, with the highest totals expected along the North Shore and in some spots on the Iron Range.

Authorities have identified the driver of a pickup truck who was killed in North Dakota in the midst of a major winter storm that rolled through the Upper Midwest.

In Kansas, blizzard conditions closed a 75-mile stretch on I-70 from Colby to WaKeeney and roads from west of Garden City to Colorado.

The storm system was expected to dump 6 to 12 inches of snow in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and the Dakotas, Norman said.

The weather service predicted the treacherous weather would continue through the weekend across the country.

Parts of north-central Wisconsin will transition to rain in the afternoon.

Travel will be hard and even impossible in rural areas. More than 50 million people stay under flood and flash flood observations from New Jersey down to Louisiana.

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