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Blizzard warnings and travel advisories are in effect for much of the upper midwest, as Minnesota and the Dakotas deal with ...
extreme cold and blowing snow. (Jan. 23)
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DURATION: :55-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - KELO - COURTESY KELO, EMBARGO ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, EMBARGO KSFY, KOTA, KDLTAberdeen, South Dakota - 22 January, 20141. Wide, Ambulance driving on road with intense blowing snow2. Wide, snow blows across road3. Mid, road post, lots of snow 4. Wide, truck on snowy road---SOURCE: KEYC - COURTESY KEYC NEWS 12, NO LOCAL EMBARGOMankato, Minnesota - 22 January, 20145. Wide, heavy snow blowing on road, 1 car 6. Wide, lots of snow on street7. Wide, empty street, snow8. Wide, truck on snowy street9. Wide, driver's view of road, lots of snow, truck ahead10. Wide, people crossing snowy steet11. Wide, pickup truck on road, snow blowingVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:AREAS OF THE UPPER MIDWEST ARE DEALING WITH EXTREME COLD AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.MANY SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED AND MOTORISTS STRUGGLED TO GET AROUND AS NORTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA WAS HIT WITH A BLIZZARD FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK.TEMPERATURES IN THE REGION DROPPED BELOW ZERO, WITH WIND CHILLS REACHING 30 DEBREES BELOW.THE DANGEROUSLY COLD WEATHER IS ALSO KEEPING SCHOOLS CLOSED IN MUCH OF MINNESOTA.MINNEAPOLIS AND SAINT PAUL SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, WITH WIND CHILLS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 35-TO-40 BELOW IN THE STATE.STATE OFFICIALS ARE URGIN PEOPLE IN SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA NOT TO TRAVEL AT ALL, BECAUSE OF BLOWING SNOW AND NEAR-ZERO VISIBILITY.A MAJOR HIGHWAY IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF THE STATE WAS REOPENED ON WEDNESDAY, AFTER FIERCE BLOWING SNOW FORCED AUTHORITIES TO SHUT IT DOWN.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.