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31 Killed as winter storm sweeps through US; Thousands of flight cancelled

More than 200,000 people woke up without power on Christmas morning in several eastern states. Many people made plans for their holiday travel, which could not be completed due to the storm.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New York, US: At least 31 people have died due to severe winter storm in America. A blizzard in Buffalo in western New York has left the city stranded, with emergency services unable to reach high-impact areas. New York Governor Cathy Hochul, a native of Buffalo, told reporters Sunday evening that “it (is) like going into a war zone.” You have been warned to stay.

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More than 200,000 people woke up without power on Christmas morning in several eastern states. Many people made plans for their holiday travel, which could not be completed due to the storm. Officials described historically dangerous conditions in the snow-prone Buffalo region. Emergency workers spent hours searching for bodies in vehicles and under the snow.

“It is (like) going to a warzone, and the vehicles along the sides of the roads are shocking,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a native of Buffalo, where eight-foot (2.4-meter) snow drifts and power outages have made for life-threatening conditions.

A couple across the Canadian border in Buffalo told sources on Saturday that with roads completely impassable, they would not be able to make the 10-minute drive to see their family for Christmas.

A senior county official said power was not expected to be restored until Tuesday because of frozen electrical substations. A substation is buried under 18 feet of snow.

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Let us tell you that this year in America there is havoc of severe cold and snowfall. Winter blizzard engulfed the country. Which closed highways, stopped flights and this dangerous weather also became a problem for Christmas travelers. According to reports, 70 percent of the US population is under weather warnings. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an alert.

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