200 million people in the US are affected by the chilly blast from the winter storm

Before the holiday weekend, a powerful winter storm that has been connected to at least 12 fatalities is having an icy hold on 200 million Americans.

On Friday, tens of thousands of flights were canceled and almost 1.5 million people lost power.

Some Native Americans who were snowed in and out of fuel reportedly burned clothing for warmth in South Dakota.

With hundreds of thousands without power, Ontario and Quebec in Canada took the brunt of the storm.

From British Columbia to Newfoundland, a large portion of the rest of the country is under winter storm and extreme cold warnings.

The Great Lakes on the US-Canada border had blizzard-like conditions due to a bomb cyclone, which occurs when air pressure drops.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said its Friday map “depicts one of the widest extents of winter weather warnings and advisories ever” because to the massive storm, which covers 2,000 miles (3,200 km) from Texas to Maine.

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