Bad weather conditions - snow drifts in Oregon, ships run aground in Lake Michigan.
Title reads: "Winter is USA".
Oregon, United States of America.
Various shots of men digging cars out of snow drifts. Various shots of mechanised snow ploughs moving massive drifts.
Various shots of freighter that has run aground and half-sunk. Various shots of coast guard boat. We see the coast guard rescuing people from grounded ship, some are injured and are on stretchers. L/S of top half of sunken vessel covered in ice and snow.
Note: item is similar or same as story in 40/104 (see film id 1065.11, on tape *PM1065*).