Flights canceled, highways closed as winter storm wallops US

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A brutal winter storm has closed interstate highways from Arizona to Wyoming, trapped motorists in their cars, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people and prompted the first blizzard warning in Southern California in decades.

Few places were untouched by the wild weather. Nearly 300,000 customers were without power late Wednesday in Michigan and Illinois, thousands more in Arizona and some 65,000 in California. Weather contributed to some 1,600 U.S. flight cancellations.

Plunging temperatures, high winds, heavy snow and dangerous ice are expected to hammer much of the country through Friday.

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