Ice storms and blizzards pummel the central US on the day after Christmas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm is pummeling much of the central United States a day after Christmas. An ice storm in North Dakota is sealing windows shut, while blizzard conditions in Denver have led to 200 delays and 18 cancellations on Tuesday. Forecasters at the Weather Prediction Center said “the heavy snow conditions in the Plains should be slowly alleviating.” But high winds will cause whiteout conditions for a good portion of the day. Blizzard warnings were in effect in South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. Ice storm warnings remained in place in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.