Major U.S. automakers suspended operations due to bad weather

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Plants General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor, and other major automakers have suspended production in the U.S. due to extreme weather conditions. It was reported by Bloomberg agency on Tuesday, February 16.

It is noted that General Motors, which is located in Arlington, Texas, has not worked for two days. On Monday, February 15, it suspended operations due to power failures and also because of the inability of workers to come to work due to heavy snowfall. The company has already canceled several shifts at plants in Tennessee and Indiana.

Renowned automaker Ford has also suspended operations at plants in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio due to the bad weather. The agency notes that plants in Chicago and Michigan were down Tuesday morning.

Toyota was also forced to cancel work shifts at plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas and West Virginia.

Earlier in the day 24 U.S. cities renewed their temperature records because of the severe cold snap. Thus, in Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas, the temperature reached eight degrees below zero for the first time since 1895 and 1905.

In Texas, a winter storm began on Thursday, February 11, and still continues.

In Minnesota, the thermometer dropped to a record -38 degrees. The last time such temperatures were recorded there was in 1939. In one Nebraska town, the thermometer gauge recorded -33 degrees for the first time since 1881.