Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US disrupting travel

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Roads became impassable and visibility was down to a few feet in northeastern South Dakota due to heavy snowfall. Numerous traffic crashes were reported in northeastern South Dakota and the storm knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in Sioux Falls. In Nebraska and officials closed Interstate 80 in that region. An unusual but not rare weather phenomenon known as thunder snow snow accompanied by thunder and lightning was reported in central South Dakota. The storm technically met the scientific definition of whats commonly known as a bomb cyclone a forecaster at the National Weather Services Weather Prediction Center in Maryland. By Thursday while heavy snow and strong winds made travel conditions treacherous. That blast dropped heavy snow and led to massive flooding in the Midwest that caused billions of dollars in damage in Nebraska Iowa and South Dakota. Transportation officials closed Interstate 29 from east central South Dakota to the North Dakota border South Dakota. An unusual but not rare weather phenomenon known as thunder snow was reported in central South Dakota. Heavy snow has developed and will continue to fall on the northern Plains reported Reuters

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