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Lightning strikes downtown Huntsville, Ala. as strong storms move into Madison County Thursday afternoon, 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, Bob Gathany)

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.