A snowstorm with winds gusting up to 100 m.p.h. blew across the Northwest on Monday. Thousands of Oregonians were left without power and trucks were toppled on roads in Wyoming.
Cold air lingered in the South. In some areas, slush from melting snow left by last week's storm froze overnight, making roads treacherous and prompting officials to close schools in northern Georgia and South Carolina. Bridgeport, in northeastern Alabama, recorded a low of 1 degree below zero.
Meanwhile, some schools in New England were closed because buses wouldn't start in the sub-zero cold.
In Wyoming, a Highway Department snowplow driver was rescued after several hours trapped in his truck. An avalanche shoved the vehicle about 50 yards off a highway in Teton Pass near Jackson, and co-workers went looking for the man when he did not answer radio calls. He was reported to be in satisfactory condition, recovering from severe hypothermia.
Snow fell in scattered areas of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and western North Dakota, the National Weather Service said.
Southerly winds of up to 51 m.p.h. lashed Portland, Ore., during the night and gusts up to 70 m.p.h. were reported along the coast.