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Winter Storm Pounds Colorado

Denver could see historic snowfall

(Newser) - Heavy snowfall in Colorado has shut down sections of I-70 and I-25 amid a number of accidents, as snow piled up at two inches per hour on the Eastern Plains. An area near Denver has already seen a foot and a half of snow, and another foot is likely in... More »

East Coast Blizzard Snarls Airports, Roads

No flights going in or out of DC as snow keeps coming

(Newser) - The blizzard howling up the East Coast is making roads from Maryland to New York state so treacherous that even plow drivers have pulled over in some areas. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings that extended into New York City, where 10 to 16 inches could fall. Airlines canceled... More »

Big Freeze Kills 90 in Europe

Winter weather causes chaos from Scandinavia to Italy

(Newser) - A fierce blast of winter has brought travel chaos to much of Europe and is being blamed for at least 90 deaths. The cold snap left tens of thousands of travelers stranded as airports in Britain and Germany were forced to reduce schedules, the BBC reports. Trains are moving through... More »

More Trouble Looms for Holiday Travelers

Snow, rain will continue through weekend

(Newser) - Holiday travelers may be in for more trouble this weekend, USA Today reports. Snow is expected from Montana to New Mexico, rain in the Midwest could cause flooding, and the South can expect heavy thunderstorms and possibly a few tornadoes. "It's going to be a wild ride," said... More »

Plane Veers Off Runway in Denver; 38 Injured

(Newser) - A Continental jet at Denver's airport veered off a runway and into a ravine tonight, sending 38 people to local hospitals, the Denver Post reports. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The 737 jet, which had been trying to take off for Houston, caught fire on one side... More »

De-icer Shortage May Mean More Flight Delays

De-icer shortage could make things slippery for airports in storms

(Newser) - If your flight leaves late this winter, consider blaming Canada. A mineworkers' strike there has led to a shortage of a key chemical used to de-ice runways. Airports plan to use other chemicals instead, but that will take a toll on both budgets and the environment, reports USA Today. More »

Icy Roads? Beet Juice Just the Right Tonic

New mixture cuts salt, works colder, but side effects still unknown

(Newser) - Road workers in the Chicago area are shaking up their winter ice-busting cocktail with an odd new mixer: beet juice. Sanitation officials are pleased with the combination, which reduces the necessary rock salt (harmful to plants and water supplies) by up to 30% and is effective at temperatures far lower... More »

Winter Is Here to Stay

Both regions face continued winter storms

(Newser) - In the wake of an ice storm that cut power to millions, the Midwest is bracing for a second, with a 2 to 6 inches of snow headed for Kansas and Oklahoma, reports the AP. For the half-million still without power and those in emergency shelters, the next hit could... More »

It's All Downhill From Here

Going skiing this winter? Spin the globe for 10 great destinations

(Newser) - Make your holiday ski trip one to remember by visiting one of these renowned ski locales around the globe. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler:
  1. Courchevel 1850, France
  2. Verbier, Switzerland
  3. Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand
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Ski Resorts Need Blast of Snow

Season opens in West, but white stuff in short supply

(Newser) - Ski resorts opening this weekend are relying on manufactured snow for the slopes, USA Today reports. An early Thanksgiving pushed back the start date for the season, with many resorts still missing the white stuff. In Utah, only one of the state’s 13 resorts opened before Thanksgiving. Three more... More »

Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo

Stop shivering and fly to Africa's largest city— sans mittens

(Newser) - Feel free to flee autumn's chill by visiting Cairo, where temps have dropped to a mild 70 degrees. Concierge says to check out the Egyptian Museum for its gold treasures, and Old Cairo, a Roman-era web of tiny streets near the Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas—the oldest mosque in... More »

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