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.

Two men work to remove a truck in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013, that was overturned when a severe storm struck the area late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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)

Residents and workers remove debris from the property at Lily Flagg Station after storms ripped off siding and downed trees in the apartment complex 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)

Larry Gammill, left, and Tim Parks survey tornado damage at Botkinburg Foursquare Church in Botkinburg, Ark., Thursday, April 11, 2013, after a severe storm struck the building late Wednesday. The National Weather Service is surveying areas Thursday to determine whether tornadoes or strong winds caused damage. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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)

Spring Storm Dakotas

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)

Downed power lines are cordoned off with police tape near Phillips Avenue on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Sioux Falls, S.D. A spring storm that began Tuesday and was expected to last through Thursday wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)

Two men haul food and toilet paper from a grocery store in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, as the city hunkered down for another stormy night. A spring storm that began Tuesday and was expected to last through Thursday wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)

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Ice coats a tree on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a passerby tries to clear a fallen branch from the street. An early spring storm walloped South Dakota early Tuesday, bringing everything from rain, thunder and lightning to heavy snow and strong winds. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)

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Ice accumulates on a bridge at The Falls Park in Sioux Falls, S.D., where a spring storm drove away visitors from the usually popular tourist attraction on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The ice storm wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. The National Weather Service predicted that a half-inch of ice would accumulate by day's end. Other parts of the state were grappling with large amounts of snow. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)

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Ice coats a tree on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Sioux Falls, S.D, where a spring storm wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. The National Weather Service predicted that a half-inch of ice would accumulate by day's end. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)

A tree coated with ice that snapped and fell on a speed limit sign sits along 26th Street in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A spring storm that began Tuesday and was expected to last through Thursday wreaked havoc on roads, downed branches and knocked out power for thousands of residents. (AP Photo/Amber Hunt)

Hazelwood fire fighters gather outside a home in Hazelwood that was damaged by a storm as the make a plan to enter and retrieve medicine for a resident who escaped the home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)

Hazelwood fire fighters gather outside a home in Hazelwood that was damaged by a storm as the make a plan to enter and retrieve medicine for a resident who escaped the home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)

Aimee Greenwalt (left) and Amanda Parish survey the damage in Hazelwood caused by a storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)

Aimee Greenwalt (left) and Amanda Parish survey the damage in Hazelwood caused by a storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)

The street light at Howdershell Road and Lynn Haven Lane lies damaged following high winds from a strong spring storm in Hazelwood late Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/Erik M. Lunsford, Post-Dispatch)

The street light at Howdershell Road and Lynn Haven Lane lies damaged following high winds from a strong spring storm in Hazelwood late Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/Erik M. Lunsford, Post-Dispatch)