Over 1300 flights cancelled as 'bomb cyclone' hits the US
California : Over 1300 flights were cancelled on Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit the United States. A Colorado state trooper has reportedly been killed in the storm too.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis also declared a state of emergency due to the storm and said that he has put security guards on alarm to ensure quick response in case of emergency and rescue operation.
The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and the Dakotas as schools and businesses were closed and local authorities urged residents to hunker down.
The MeT department tagged the cyclone as 'bomb cyclone' a winter hurricane that forms when the barometric pressure drops 24 millibars in 24 hours.
"So far, we have received 110 traffic crash reports and #Denver remains on #AccidentAlert," the Denver Police Department said on Twitter.
"If you absolutely have to head out, please be cautious - it's still #snowgoing out there. Turn your lights on, set the wipers on high & don't forget the extra stopping distance. #BombCyclone"