Massive US storm brings tornadoes to South, blizzard threat

Dec 12, 2022, 7:58 AM | Updated: Dec 14, 2022, 3:28 am
A snow plow drives near the Lowry Avenue Bridge Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Minneapolis. (Alex Korma...

A snow plow drives near the Lowry Avenue Bridge Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Minneapolis. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

(Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

              A snow plow drives near the Lowry Avenue Bridge Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Minneapolis. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Colorado Department of Transportation workers divert motorists to the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on the overpass for East Airpark Road, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A home after a possible tornado swept through, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, near Decatur, Texas. A possible tornado that swept through after 7 AM left debris alongside Farm to Market Road 730 and homes damaged. (Rebecca Slezak/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A lone vehicle moves along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near East Airpark Road, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A road closed sign hangs on a shuttered gate to prevent traffic from entering the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at East Airpark Road Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              The gate is closed on an on ramp to the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at East Airpark Road Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A snow plow drives near the Lowry Avenue Bridge Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Minneapolis. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Colorado Department of Transportation workers divert motorists to the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 on the overpass for East Airpark Road, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A school zone speed limit sign lays with downed trees along North Lucas Drive after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Crews survey damage from a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A home after a possible tornado swept through, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, near Decatur, Texas. A possible tornado that swept through after 7 AM left debris alongside Farm to Market Road 730 and homes damaged. (Rebecca Slezak/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Tractor trailers are stacked up on the shoulder along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near East Airpark Road, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A lone vehicle moves along the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near East Airpark Road, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A road closed sign hangs on a shuttered gate to prevent traffic from entering the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at East Airpark Road Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Aurora, Colo. A massive winter storm has closed roads throughout northeast Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Crews survey damage from a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Crews survey damage from a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Crews survey damage from a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Crews survey damage from a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Crews survey damage from a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Crews survey damage from a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A greenhouse sits on a fence in the backyard of Randy Popiel's home after a possible tornado in Grapevine, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Elías Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Belinda Penner, center, watches as Jr. Ibarra, left, and Jared Reaves, right, carry a beam from her cousin's tornado destroyed home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Bob Blackwell carries belongings from his daughter's home, destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              A frying pan is stuck in the ground Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, after a tornado in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              Damian Reinhold surveys damage to trees brought down by a tornado outside his friend's home, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Adam Lee, left, and Jr. Ibarra, right, carry a table from a friend's home after it was destroyed by a tornado, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Wayne, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy and flooding conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions.  (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A pickup truck drives through a deep puddle after rain, snow, and temperatures on the cusp of freezing create precarious road conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Icicles hang from a roof as rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.  A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              Rain from a winter storm creates icy conditions  on Tuesday, Dec.13, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD. A massive storm blowing across the country spawned tornadoes in parts of Oklahoma and Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as much of the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest braced Tuesday for blizzard-like conditions. (Erin Woodiel /The Argus Leader via AP)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A structure is damaged after a tornado touched down in Wayne, Okla., early Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. Millions of people in the central United States from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest are bracing for blizzard-like conditions from a massive storm blowing across the country. States farther to the south, including Texas and Oklahoma, saw tornadoes early Tuesday, with some damage reported in Oklahoma.  (KOCO via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              A surfer heads to the water as storms move through the area in San Clemente, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard the bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              Friends Addie Palmer, 7, left, and Esther Roghaar, 7, right, use tree branches to make arms and even hair on their snowman at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The National Weather Service reported 2.5 inches of snow accumulation overnight from their location at the Boise Airport. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              Sal Wood, Blake Wood and Jacobi Wood, 6, roll the largest snowball at Camel's Back Park in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, after 2.5 inches of snow fell overnight according to the National Weather Service. No more snow is in the forecast for the Boise area this week, but temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 6 degrees by Saturday night. (Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman via AP)
            
              This photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows an overturned a Salt Lake express bus that had passengers when it overturned along eastbound on I-84 approximately 5 to 7 miles west of Tremonton, Utah, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The tour bus heading from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah crashed Monday morning, flipping onto its side and injuring dozens of passengers. Utah Highway Patrol said the majority of passengers aboard a Salt Lake Express bus sustained minor injuries from the crash. (Utah Highway Patrol/Utah Department of Public Safety via AP)
            
              Wrightwood residents Nick and Christine Hoban enjoy a walk together as heavy snow falls on Highway 2 near Wrightwood, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Evan Freedman, from Los Angeles, puts snow chains on his vehicle as heavy snow falls on Highway 2 near Wrightwood, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              California Highway Patrol officer Mike Eshleman instructs a driver he may continue on Highway 2 in his 4-wheel drive vehicle as heavy snow falls near Wrightwood, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. (Will Lester/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              This image from a Caltrans traffic camera shows snow conditions on California Interstate 5 Sims Road in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, near Castella, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. A stretch of California Highway 89 was closed due to heavy snow between Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe, Cali., the highway patrol said. Interstate 80 between Reno and Sacramento remained open but chains were required on tires for most vehicles. (Caltrans via AP)
            
              This image from a Caltrans traffic camera shows snow conditions on California SR-89 Snowman in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. A stretch of California Highway 89 was closed due to heavy snow between Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe, Cali., the highway patrol said. Interstate 80 between Reno and Sacramento remained open but chains were required on tires for most vehicles. (Caltrans via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — A massive storm blowing across the country Tuesday spawned several tornadoes that wrecked buildings and injured a handful of people in Oklahoma and Texas, left two people missing in Louisiana and saw much of the central United States bracing for blizzard-like conditions.

Sherriff’s deputies, firefighters, volunteers and dog teams were searching the debris after a tornado touched down about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Shreveport, Louisiana, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Two people were missing, one was hurt and several buildings were destroyed, Sgt. Casey Jones said.

“I think we’re focused on searching for people. There’s no rain. The weather is gone,” he said a few hours after the tornado swept through Four Forts.

“I’m hoping they’re with family somewhere,” Jones said. There were no immediate reports of deaths.

Far to the northwest, an area stretching from Montana into western Nebraska and Colorado was under blizzard warnings, and the National Weather Service said as much as 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow was possible in some areas of western South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska. Ice and sleet were expected in the eastern Great Plains.

Forecasters expect the storm system to hobble the upper Midwest with ice, rain and snow for days, as well as move into the Northeast and central Appalachians. Residents from West Virginia to Vermont were told to watch out for a possible significant mix of snow, ice and sleet, and the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch from Wednesday night through Friday afternoon, depending on the timing of the storm.

The severe weather threat also continues into Wednesday for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

In the South, a line of thunderstorms brought tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and heavy rain across North Texas and Oklahoma in the early morning hours, said National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Bradshaw. Authorities on Tuesday reported dozens of damaged homes and businesses and several people injured in the suburbs and counties stretching north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The weather service examined about a dozen different areas across North Texas to determine if Tuesday’s damage was caused by high winds or tornadoes.

A tornado warning prompted the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to issue a “shelter in place” order Tuesday morning, asking passengers to move away from windows, the airport announced via Twitter.

More than 1,000 flights into and out of area airports were delayed, and over 100 were canceled, according to the tracking service FlightAware.

In the Fort Worth suburbs, about 20 local homes and businesses were damaged, according to the North Richland Hills police department.

In nearby Grapevine, police spokesperson Amanda McNew reported five confirmed injuries.

“The main thing is that we’ve got everyone in a safe place,” McNew said just after noon. “We’re starting the process of going through the city looking at damage to property, to businesses, homes and then roads.”

A possible tornado blew the roof off the city’s service center — a municipal facility — and left pieces of the roof hanging from powerlines, said Trent Kelley, deputy director of Grapevine Parks and Recreation. Tuesday was also trash day, so the storm picked up and scattered garbage all over, he said.

Photos sent by the city showed downed power lines on rain-soaked streets, as well as toppled trees, damaged buildings and a semitrailer that appeared to have been tossed around a parking lot.

Meanwhile, a tornado damaged the Oklahoma town of Wayne shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday. There was widespread damage but no deaths or injuries, McClain County Sheriff’s Capt. Bryan Murrell said.

“We’ve got multiple family structures with significant damage … barns, power lines down,” Murrell said. The town is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City.

National Weather Service meteorologist Doug Speheger said wind speeds reached 111-135 mph (179-211 kph) and the tornado was rated EF-2. It was likely on the ground for about two to four minutes, according to the weather service.

In parts of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota, the National Weather Service warned that up to about half an inch (2.5 centimeters) of ice could form and winds could gust up to 45 mph (72 kph). Power outages, tree damage, falling branches and hazardous travel conditions threatened the region.

All of western Nebraska was under a blizzard warning from Tuesday through Thursday, and the National Weather Service said up to 20 inches (51 centimeters) of snow was expected in the northwest. Winds of more than 50 mph (80 kph) at times will make it impossible to see outdoors, officials said.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation closed stretches of Interstate 80 and Interstate 76 as heavy snow and high winds made travel dangerous. The Nebraska State Patrol, which was called to deal with several crashes and jackknifed semitrailers overnight, urged people to stay off the roads.

“There’s essentially no one traveling right now,” said Justin McCallum, a manager at the Flying J truck stop at Ogallala, Nebraska.

In Colorado, all roads were closed in the northeast quadrant of the state. The severe weather in the ranching region could also threaten livestock. Extreme winds can push livestock through fences as they follow the gale’s direction, said Jim Santomaso, a northeast representative for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.

“If this keeps up,” said Santomaso, “cattle could drift miles.”

In western South Dakota, a 260-mile (418-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 90 was closed Tuesday morning due to “freezing rain, heavy snow, and high winds,” the state’s Department of Transportation said. Interstate 29 was also expected to close and secondary highways will likely become “impassable,” the department said.

Xcel Energy, one of the region’s largest electric providers, had boosted staff in anticipation of power outages.

A blizzard warning has been issued on Minnesota’s north shore, as some areas are expecting up to 24 inches of snow and wind gusts up to 40 mph. And in the south of the state, winds gusting up to 50 mph (80 kph) had reduced visibility.

National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Dye in the Twin Cities said this is a “long duration event” with snow, ice and rain through Friday night. Minnesota was expecting a lull Wednesday, followed by a second round of snow.

Wet roadways are just as dangerous when temperatures hover around freezing, Dye said.

The same weather system dumped heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada and western U.S. in recent days.

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Groves reported from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Associated Press writers Ken Miller in Oklahoma City; Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Arkansas; Sam Metz in Salt Lake City; Trisha Ahmed in Minneapolis; Jesse Bedayn in Denver; Margery Beck in Omaha, Nebraska; and Robert Jablon in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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