Spring Storm Hits U.S. Mid-section 16 Apr 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A deadly storm system is moving east after dumping 2 feet of snow in parts of the Upper Midwest and battering areas farther south with powerful winds and even tornadoes. Another 230 flights were canceled Sunday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where more than 13 inches of snow has fallen.

The storm also coated Michigan roads with ice and knocked out power. At least four deaths have been blamed on the weather in Louisiana, Wisconsin, Nebraska and North Carolina.

The State Patrol says that from Friday morning to Sunday evening, there were 630 crashes, 1,182 spin-outs and 20 jackknifed semis on Minnesota roads. The collisions left 69 people hurt, with two victims suffering serious injuries and 2 fatal.


Waiting for Spring