Midwest Hit With Snowstorm

    A large uprooted tree lies across the yard of a house across the street from McKennan Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. An ice storm followed by more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow downed trees and power lines across the city. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

    Uprooted tree in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Thursday. (Dirk Lammers/AP)

    Stop playing “Here Comes the Sun”—spring is not here yet. A severe snowstorm rocked the Midwest on Thursday, leaving several inches of snow in the Plains states and thousands without power. At least three deaths were blamed on the storm. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms were also reported in the Southeast, with one person dying in Mississippi. In Missouri and Illinois, thousands were left without power, with at least eight homes destroyed in the St. Louis neighborhood the Hill. Severe flooding was reported in Michigan. In South Dakota, the snow and ice shut down Interstate 90 and several other major roads, while at least three to five inches of snow was expected in North Dakota.

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