Huntsville Fire and Rescue crews remove a downed tree blocking traffic on Dell Avenue as strong storms passed through Huntsville, Ala. Thursday, April 11, 2013. A strong spring storm that socked the Midwest with ice and heavy, wet snow made its way east, raking the South with tornadoes Thursday, with three deaths blamed on the rough weather and thousands of people without power. (AP Photo/AL.com, Eric Schultz)
Severe storms hit Midwest
A spring storm that began April 10 and was expected to last through the week wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents in the Midwest.