As a result of heavy snowfall that hit the United States a number of states, killing three people, including a child.
On Saturday, a blizzard descended on a number of American states from Texas to Oklahoma. All the dead were victims of road accidents.
Because of the snow drifts in the region closed some roads, including federal. In addition, authorities are warning local residents that, in addition to the drifts on the road surface ice crust is formed.
According to forecasters, covered in bad weather states per night should fall from 12 to 35 inches of rain. Snowfall accompanied by strong wind gusts that reached 72 miles per hour. Storm will continue for at least a day, meteorologists warned.
They also note the extreme temperatures. So even in the last few days in the region, the temperature was kept at the level of above 20 degrees Celsius, and now it has dropped to zero. However, on Monday, meteorologists predict that the thermometer rises above 15 °.
At the same time in North Dakota continue flooding. Particular risk are Fargo, where as a result of melting snow and heavy rains have passed overflowed river Red River. To protect the city from flooding thousands of volunteers and soldiers of the National Guard of the United States for a week build protective walls of sandbags. However, despite the efforts of the people, the city was partially flooded.
This winter in the United States has become one of the most snow in the last decade. Snowfall broke records set at the beginning of the twentieth century. In February, President Barack Obama said that America had a «Snegomageddon.»