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Wintry Weather Causes Plenty Of Problems

Story By: Larry Stine

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  Original Published: 12/9/2013 Ice, snow, and cold weather are causing problems all over the country. In addition to stranding numerous drivers and causing thousands of flight cancellations, Andrew Spencer reports the wintry storms are causing damage. It looks like an unlucky place to have parked a car in Plano, Texas. "Oh my God. Holy crap." But it didn't happen just once. The sheets of ice and snow on rooftops got so big and heavy, mini avalanches fell to the street. Take a look at some of the damage it caused. Northeast of Las Vegas, "I-75 is now closed." The interstate had to be shut down. This high-traffic area in the northwest corner of Arizona doesn't usually see snow, especially not like this. Many drivers in Little Rock, Arkansas, aren't used to the icy conditions they're seeing. "The main roads are really clear, but residential neighborhoods are pretty frozen," says Louis Houser, a driver. And it's not just the roads. Take a look at the view from this airplane as it takes off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Across the country, the weather caused thousands of flight cancellations, so many, people were stuck waiting at the airport in Dallas, DFW starting providing food and drinks, as well as a little entertainment. Even the White House and the Capitol got a dusting of snow this weekend. The northeast should start seeing warmer temperatures, but forecasters expect other areas to keep having to deal with very low temperatures, as the unseasonably cold weather continues.
   
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