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Second Midwest Winter Storm Closes Roads, Brings ‘Crippling’ Conditions

Days after a winter storm closed roads throughout the Midwest, the National Weather Service said another storm is expected to bring “crippling” blizzard conditions, CNN reported.

As the storm hit the Southwest, authorities closed portions of westbound Interstate 40 from Amarillo to Albuquerque, N.M., because of deteriorating conditions, CNN reported.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) warned drivers to stay off the road unless it is absolutely critical and said this storm has the potential to be more dangerous than last week’s, the news network said.

The storm brought blizzard conditions with freezing temperatures to portions of south Kansas, northwest Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle overnight, and is on track to move into eastern Kansas and northern Missouri, according to CNN.

The Texas Department of Public Safety closed portions of U.S. Highways 87 and 187 because of whiteout conditions expected to continue through Monday afternoon.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it was in the process of closing all highways in the state’s panhandle region, CNN reported.

The storm follows blizzard conditions last week that closed roads that had also prompted authorities to warn drivers to stay off the roads.

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