‘Bomb cyclone’ slams central U.S.

Head bent against the driving snow, Rindi Gray, 48, shovels the sidewalk outside Denver’s “My  Brothers Bar,” during the March 13, 2019, blizzard.

Head bent against the driving snow, Rindi Gray, 48, shovels the sidewalk outside Denver’s “My Brothers Bar,” during the March 13, 2019, blizzard. (Photo: Trevor Hughes)

A “bomb cyclone” slammed parts of the central U.S. on Wednesday, forcing airlines to cancel more than 1,200 flights at Denver International Airport after a wind gust of 80 miles per hour was reported.

A total of 2,700 flights were canceled around the country.

A Colorado state trooper was killed when a car lost control in the storm and hit him as he helped the driver of another vehicle that had slid off the road.

About 246,000 Denver residents lost power.

Weather experts said the storm was the worst of its kind in decades.

“This is a very epic cyclone,” said Greg Carbin, chief of forecast operations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Prediction Center. “We’re looking at something that will go down in the history books.”

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