Winter storm: Multiple reported deaths connected to severe weather

A winter storm rolled into nearly every state in the Lower 48 on Friday, causing multiple fatalities and injuries, as officials issued severe weather warnings to millions of people.

Marking the winter season’s first extreme Arctic front, thunderstorms caused hail and strong winds across parts of the South, freezing temperatures and blizzard warnings to the Midwest, and heavy rainfall in the East.

Two men were rescued from a recent avalanche in Idaho, while a third body was found and identified near Stevens Peak in Shoshone County on Friday afternoon, the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. Whitworth College President Scott McQuilkin identified the dead man as Corey Zalewski, who graduated from the school with a master’s in business in 2014.

In Wisconsin, a Franklin man died while snowplowing his driveway, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office
Read more…

Please follow and like us: