Een grote sneeuwstorm in het oosten van Canada heeft indirect een dodelijk slachtoffer gemaakt. De wegen zijn op veel plaatsen moeilijk begaanbaar en honderden vluchten moesten worden geannuleerd.
Het zuiden van Ontario en Quebec, rond Toronto, Ottawa en Montreal, is het zwaarste getroffen. Op sommige plaatsen viel meer dan 40 cm sneeuw, en het sneeuwt er nog altijd.
Bij London, in de provincie Ontario, kwam een vrouw om bij een aanrijding door een sneeuwruimer.
De weerdiensten waarschuwen voor een gevaarlijke wintertoestand op de wegen en "hoeveelheden sneeuw die bijna records zullen breken". De zichtbaarheid zal op veel plaatsen "vrijwel nul" zijn door de sterke wind en de poedersneeuw, zo luidt het.
A man uses a snowblower to clear a sidewalk in downtown Toronto as a massive winter storm rolls across Ontario.
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A view from the warm Oakville, Ont., kitchen of Dave Moores.
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A woman and her dog battle through deep blowing snow on their way to the grocery store Sunday in Toronto.
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Alexandre Jean collects shopping carts in the parking lot of a suburban mall in Montreal.
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A man clears the sidewalk on Maud Street in Toronto
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DETROIT, Michigan (AP) -- A pre-winter blend of snow, sleet and freezing rain cut visibility and iced over highways from the Great Lakes to New England, dumping up to a foot-and-a-half of snow, stranding air and road travelers and causing an airliner to skid off a runway.
School districts across the region -- including Michigan's largest, in Detroit -- canceled Monday classes. A winter storm warning remained in effect Monday in northern Maine, where visibility was cut by snow blown by winds gusting to 35 mph.
The weight of ice and snow caused a pharmacy roof to collapse in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday.
Slippery roads caused by the big storm were blamed for four weekend deaths in Indiana, two in Michigan and one each in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and the Canadian Maritime province of Nova Scotia.
Trucks roll along the Indiana Toll Road in Mishawaka near South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday.
The northern New York state community of Peru had 18 inches of snow, and high wind Monday morning whipped up fallen snow across the state, the National Weather Service said. In Michigan, Ann Arbor measured 10Â½ inches and parts of Indiana had 14 inches.
"It's winter," said Ann Arbor resident Linda Thelen, 53, as she and her husband dug out their home. "I expect a couple of these each year."
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Pedestrians make their way along a snow covered road instead of the sidewalk in Brunswick, Maine, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007 after a major winter snow storm hit all of Maine making it difficult for most to get around. More snow is predicted for later in the week keeping hope alive for many who are hoping for a white Christmas.
Theresa Suzuki makes her way through blowing snow with her groceries during a storm in Toronto on Sunday Dec. 16, 2007. Ontario was hit by a major winter storm Sunday morning as Environment Canada warned that the "hit and run" storm could drop up about one foot of snow in the province and as many as two feet in some areas in Quebeq
A couple of kids walk their dog through the snow along George Street in the eastern Ontario town of Carleton Place just west of Ottawa on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. Ontario was hit by a major winter storm Sunday.
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Christy Allford walks along a snow covered Monon Trail in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007. Indianapolis residents awoke to several inches of new snow in the morning
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (AP) -- More than 100,000 homes and businesses remained without power Monday, more than a week after an ice storm battered Oklahoma, and the emergency has outlasted the ability of many residents to pay for it.
Some depleted their funds before the storm stocking up on food that went bad after the power went out, while others used money to stay in a hotel, thinking power would be restored within a day or two.
Josue Velasquez and his mother, Rebeca Rascon, have gone eight days without electricity in Oklahoma City.
"We've had people using generators who ran out of money for fuel to operate the generators," said Vince Hernandez, chairman of the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma.
Hundreds of people found a place to sleep and hot meals over the weekend at a temporary shelter established at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Officials reported 349 people stayed at the shelter Sunday night, down from more than 400 on Friday and Saturday nights.
Oklahoma Gas & Electric, the state's largest electric utility, set up temporary walk-up stations in nine central Oklahoma cities for customers to report power failures.
Steve Lorenz, a journeyman lineman, works Monday to restore power in Oklahoma City.
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You have been sending pictures of the major snowstorm which hit Canada and the US. Mike Medai in New Hampshire woke up to find his pond was buried under the snow.
Susanne and Roland Schnippering from New Hampshire found these bluebirds pausing for a moment on a Japanese maple tree while they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary
Martyn Lovell in Buffalo, New York, sent us a picture of his daughter Kezia, who is "loving every minute of it even if it's dark and -7C."
Around 40cm (16in) of snow fell around Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Rob Thompson sent in this shot from Riverdale Park in Toronto
In Montreal, cars were buried by the snow. John Beales sent this photograph of the street where he lives.
Airports across Canada and the US were forced to cancel hundreds of flights. Early morning Toronto, from Iain Young.
Slippery conditions have been blamed for at least 2 deaths in Michigan and Wisconsin. Adrian Platts sent in this shot of the early morning scene in Detroit.
Tens of thousands of people are without power, some since ice storms last week in the Mid West. As Jon Snoek's shot shows, Toronto's transport system is trying to keep going.
Over 7 inches of snow fell overnight in North Andover, Massachusetts, adding to the 6 inches that fell on Thursday afternoon. Nigel Cox sent in the evidence.
North America is in the grip of a deadly storm. You have been sending us your pictures as the snow hits. This is Alan Bristow's road after the largest snowfall on record in Ottawa.
Tom Dobrich also sent us this picture of the sun setting over the snow in Tecumseh.
The driving snow and sleet caused widespread travel problems. Ali Janmohamed sent in this photo of a snowplough on highway 401 in Toronto, Canada.
Residents in eastern Canada faced the prospect of digging their way out. Nigel Reeve Molaro took this photo of the snowstorm on Metcalf Street, Ottawa.
In Toronto and Montreal, heavy snow combined with winds gusting up to 70km/h (45 mph). Mel James took this picture of a snowdrift in her back garden in Montreal, Canada.
Door extreem winterweer zijn in Canada en de Verenigde Staten bijna honderdduizend huishoudens en bedrijven zonder stroom komen te zitten. Vooral in de staat Oklahoma, waar de temperatuur de voorbije nachten daalde tot tien graden onder nul, waren er problemen. Gehoopt wordt dat de stroomvoorziening daar tegen morgen of overmorgen weer hersteld is.
In Kansas, waar ruim twintigduizend huishoudens geen elektriciteit hebben, zouden de herstellingen een week of langer kunnen duren, omdat hier een nieuwe sneeuwstorm in aantocht is. In het noordwesten van de VS werd een groot gebied bedolven onder een dik pak sneeuw, zodat veel scholen hun deuren gesloten hielden.
Al zeker 27 mensen kwamen door het strenge winterweer in de VS om het leven. De meeste stierven bij auto-ongelukken, maar ook brand, koolmonoxidevergiftiging en onderkoeling eisten slachtoffers. Ook Canada krijgt te maken met een stevige winterprik. Er viel veel sneeuw en in de provincie Quebec stierf een zevenjarig meisje toen een tunnel die ze in de sneeuw had gegraven, het begaf.
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SKIATOOK, Oklahoma (AP) -- Huddled near her fireplace, Marla Carter wondered when Skiatook will be mentioned in news reports about the storm-related power outages that have left her without electricity for the past 10 days.
"It's kind of like we've been forgotten about out here," she said Tuesday. "There is life outside Tulsa."
Carter and thousands of other Oklahomans were still without power Wednesday, more than a week after a massive storm coated the most populous regions of Oklahoma with ice.
Oklahoma's utility companies expect to restore service to most of their customers Wednesday or Thursday. But the company that provides electricity to Skiatook, 30 miles north of Tulsa, estimated that it would be Christmas before 99 percent of its customers were back on line.
Dale Yingst cleans up storm debris in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on Tuesday.
The National Weather Service forecast another storm would arrive in the state Friday night, bringing as much as 3 inches of snow to northern Oklahoma and thunderstorms to other parts of the state.
President Bush issued a major disaster declaration Tuesday for seven Oklahoma counties battered by the ice storm. Federal funds will now be available to reimburse state and local governments for cleanup and infrastructure repairs.
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Over 150 Flights Cancelled Out Of Boston; Military Air Pathways Available To Ease Congestion
Vehicles make their way as sleet and snow fall on Interstate 93 south towards Boston Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007. The National Weather Service has issued a heavy snow warning for parts of eastern Massachusetts into the evening hours. Forecasters say 4-8 inches of snow could fall from the storm, making for treacherous driving.
The region's latest winter storm has moved away, but not before leaving several more inches of snow on the ground and wreaking havoc with holiday travel at Logan International Airport.
Massport spokesman Phil Orlandella said 36 arriving or departing flights were canceled as of Friday morning at Logan, and minor delays were expected on other flights.
Officials said more than 150 flights were canceled at the airport Thursday. Passengers on one Delta flight to Los Angeles said they spent several hours on the tarmac before being told the plane would not be taking off.
Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton told The Boston Globe that among the problems Thursday were unexplained delays in de-icing aircraft.
New Hampshire and northeastern Massachusetts bore the brunt of the latest storm, with some areas getting up to 9 inches of snow.
President Bush has authorized the use of military air space to help ease the expected air traffic jams of holiday flights, reports, CBS News correspondent Joie Chen.
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said Wednesday that the Defense Department will open 110,000 square miles of normally off-limits military airspace to commercial flights along the Atlantic seaboard before and after Christmas. Western military airspace will also open up for flights into and out of Southern California, reports USA Today.
According to the FAA website, there are delays out of most major U.S. airports with major delays out of Chicago's O'Hare International airport.
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ST. JOSEPH, Missouri (AP) -- A strong snowstorm that cut visibility nearly to zero in some places as it rolled across the Plains on Saturday caused numerous vehicle pileups and forced authorities to close portions of several major highways.
Dozens of vehicles were involved in a pileup on Interstate 29 in western Missouri, authorities said.
Sections of some Oklahoma highways were closed because of whiteout conditions.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said preliminary reports indicated 20 to 40 vehicles, including three tractor-trailer rigs, were involved in the early afternoon chain-reaction wreck on Interstate 29 at St. Joseph.
Multiple ambulances were sent to the scene but there was no immediate indication how many people were injured or if there were any fatalities. Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph said it was treating several people from the accident though none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
The patrol closed about 100 miles of I-29 from Dearborn, which is between Kansas City and St. Joseph, to the Iowa state line. The storm blew locally heavy snow across Oklahoma, eastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri, plus parts of Nebraska and Iowa.
In Oklahoma, U.S. 412 near Mooreland was closed because 15 to 20 cars had slid off the road or had been involved in collisions, authorities said.
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Sneewstormen en zware rukwinden hebben in de Verenigde Staten al aan vijf mensen het leven gekost. Ze kwamen om in het verkeer. Dat melden Amerikaanse media. Door de sneeuwstormen zijn ook vluchten vertraagd of geannuleerd.
Volgens de meteoroligsche diensten maken de sneeuwval, de sterke wind en de ijzel elke verplaatsing gevaarlijk, zoniet onmogelijk. Doorheen heel het land zijn autowegen afgesloten. De toestand is vooral erg in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan en Minnesota.
In Chicago heeft de storm de internationale luchthaven in een dichte mist gehuld. Daardoor moesten zaterdag 170 vluchten worden geannuleerd en hadden vele toestellen vertraging.
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Highways were hazardous for holiday travelers Sunday and thousands of homes and businesses had no electricity in the Midwest as a storm blew through the region with heavy snow and howling wind.
At least eight deaths had been blamed on the storm.
Winter storm warnings were posted for parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan on Sunday as the core of the storm headed north across the Great Lakes. Parts of Wisconsin already had a foot of snow, and up to a foot was forecast Sunday in northeastern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said.
Radar showed snow falling across much of Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota on Sunday and moving into parts of Michigan and Indiana.
"Everything is just an ice rink out there," Rock County Sheriff's Sergeant Steve Selby said Sunday morning.
The weather system also spread locally heavy rain on Sunday from the Southeast to the lower Great Lakes.
The storm rolled through Colorado and Wyoming on Friday, then spread snow and ice on Saturday from the Texas Panhandle to Minnesota. Multi-car pileups closed parts of several major highways Saturday in the Plains states.
The area of Madison, Wis., got three to four hours of freezing rain early Sunday, said weather service meteorologist intern Bill Borghoff at Sullivan. The combination of icy pavement and gusty wind there was making driving treacherous, he said.
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Winters noodweer in de Amerikaanse staten Minnesota, Wyoming en Wisconsin heeft het afgelopen weekend aan zeker negen mensen het leven gekost. De slachtoffers vielen bij verkeersongelukken die te wijten waren aan sneeuwstormen en ijzel.
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Voorts vielen nog twee doden in de staten Texas en Kansas. In Texas raakten vijftig voertuigen betrokken bij een kettingbotsing. Vele tienduizenden huishoudens en bedrijven zijn door het noodweer zonder stroom komen te zitten.
Verschillende snelwegen in het gebied zijn vanwege de hevige sneeuw afgesloten. Door de harde wind werden op de luchthaven van Chicago ruim 250 vluchten geannuleerd.
De kerstvakantie in de Verenigde Staten loopt helemaal in het honderd door aanhoudende sneeuwstormen.
Duizenden reizigers zijn gestrand op luchthavens omdat talloze vluchten geannuleerd werden. Veel mensen zijn op weg naar hun familie voor Kerstmis.
Ook de snelwegen zijn zo goed als onberijdbaar. Er zijn al honderden ongelukken gebeurd. Daarbij zijn tien mensen om het leven gekomen.
Op verschillende plaatsen is er geen elektriciteit meer. Meer dan 11.000 bedrijven en huizen zitten zonder stroom.
Vooral Minnesota, Michigan en Wisconsin zijn zwaar getroffen. Ook in het zuidelijk gelegen Texas ondervinden mensen hinder door de sneeuwstorm.
De ellende is nog niet voorbij. De sneeuwstorm trekt nu noodwaarts naar Canada, over het gebied van de Grote Meren. Weervoorspellers verwachten nog meer sneeuw.
A major snowstorm that hit eastern Canada and the north-eastern US is still causing disruption. Dimitri Barber took this photo after the storm hit Montreal.
Mark Seymour sent us this picture to prove that all forms of transport were disrupted - even bikes.
A snow plough valiantly attempts to clear some of the snow from the foot paths in Grant Park, Chicago. Sharon Hicks Bartlett was there to capture this image.
Eiren and her friend Annabel went out to enjoy the snow and take care of the animals in London, Ontario. They also managed to take a few pictures.
Sandra Andrusiak might have trouble using her patio table over the next few days. She took this picture after the snowstorm hit Ottawa.
Sharon Hicks Bartlett took this photo in Chicago. Can you spot the carefully hidden snow plough?
Ena Langendijk from the Netherlands claims to be enjoying the snow in Madison, Wisconsin.
Natasha Abrahams took time to relax near her flat in The Plateau, Montreal. She said it was the first time I saw this much snow in my life.
Blamed For At Least 11 Deaths, Thousands Of Outages, Highway Closures
Greg Weakland, 19, secures a tow hook to a stranded passenger's car to help it up an inclined street as snow blows down in Topeka, Kan
Manuel Hayden walks home from the grocery store as snow falls on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, in Wichita, Kan. Parts of Kansas have been blanketed with snow for the second weekend in a row.
A group of football fans enjoy a little tailgating before the Vikings football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007 in Minneapolis, MN. The fans, from left, Terry Schmidt, Jim Altenburg, and Jeff Albecht. traveled from DeSmet, S.D, early Sunday morning to make the football game
A man makes his way toward his home during a snowstorm in Duluth, Minn., Sunday morning, Dec. 23, 2007. Winter storm warnings were posted for parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan on Sunday as the core of the storm headed north across the Great Lakes. Parts of Wisconsin already had a foot of snow, and up to a foot was forecast Sunday in northeastern Minnesota, the National Weather Service said.
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Sunny conditions on Monday helped road crews deal with the remnants of a blustery snowstorm that blacked out thousands of homes and businesses and was blamed for at least 22 traffic deaths in the upper Midwest.
Sgt. Michael Melgaard of the Wisconsin State Patrol in Eau Claire said driving conditions improved substantially for holiday travelers starting in the late morning.
"The roads were clear for the most part and traffic was moving at normal speeds," he said Monday afternoon. "It seemed like there was a lot of steady holiday traffic, but it's starting to wane now as people are getting to their destinations."
Shoppers walk through a snowy parking lot at a Wal-Mart in DeKalb, Illinois, on Sunday
The weekend-long blast of ice and windblown snow led to multi-car pileups that closed sections of several major highways on the Plains.
Adding to the death toll, authorities say a woman died in Maple Valley Township, Michigan, about 60 miles north of Detroit, after she lost control of her truck and it rolled into a ditch filled with water. The woman was trapped in the overturned truck, said police who discovered the wreck Monday morning.
The storm rolled through Colorado and Wyoming on Friday, then spread snow and ice on Saturday from the Texas Panhandle to Wisconsin. On Sunday, snow fell across much of Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota and parts of Michigan and Indiana.
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In de Verenigde Staten is de dodentol van de sneeuwstormen in de Midwest opgelopen tot minstens 22. De toestand in staten als Michigan en Illinois zou wel zienderogen verbeteren.
Er waren niet alleen veel verkeersongevallen, maar ook vakantiegangers werden getroffen door de sneeuwmassa, spekgladde straten en harde wind. Op de luchthaven van Chicago werden driehonderd vluchten geschrapt. In de staten Michigan en Illinois zaten meer dan 400.000 huishoudens en bedrijven tijdelijk zonder stroom.
Sinds het begin van de maand zijn in de VS door het winterweer al meer dan veertig mensen om het leven gekomen.
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