A major snowstorm pummeled the Dakotas and Minnesota on New Years Eve causing a massive car pileup on I-94, shutting down both lanes of traffic between Jamestown and Fargo, North Dakota.
Cass County Sheriff’s Capt. Rick Majerus said nearly 100 vehicles were involved in the pileup near Fargo. Some travelers were stranded in their vehicles for several hours before rescuers could get to them. Further down I-94 in Minnesota, officials reported two fatal car crashes resulting from road conditions.
In Massachusetts, residents were faced with a similar dilemma as the first major blizzard of the season impacted holiday travel plans, shutting down airports and train service along the East coast and slowing transportation on the roads to a halt in some areas. Because of the heavy snowfall, many areas are still struggling to keep the roads clear of ice and snow forcing residents to chance driving in dangerous conditions as they go back to work on Monday.