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More snow, rain and winds to blast parts of US

More snow, rain and winds to blast parts of US”

Deadly spring storms that spawned tornadoes in the US South and blizzards in the Plains and Midwest was expected to continue to blast across the region on Sunday bringing more snow, rain and wind that have shut down airports and left thousands without power.

The storm system prompted Enbridge Energy to temporarily shutter twin oil and gas pipelines in MI that may have been recently damaged by a ship anchor strike.

The Line 5 pipelines were temporarily shuttered Sunday afternoon due to a power outage at Enbridge's terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, Enbridge spokesman Ryan Duffy told The Detroit News.

The storm system dumped heavy snow on parts of the upper Midwest and is also being blamed for the deaths of a 2-year-old girl in Louisiana, a Wisconsin woman, and a 61-year-old Idaho truck driver who was involved in a crash in Nebraska. Storms also knocked down trees, caused airport delays and dropped hail on the Carolinas.

For the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, where two runways were open but almost 13 inches of snow combined with strong winds were making it hard to keep the runways open and the planes de-iced, spokesman Patrick Hogan said. Paul airport. Minneapolis-St, 240 flights had been canceled to or from on Saturday.

The Minnesota Twins home game against the Chicago White Sox was snowed out Saturday, marking the first back-to-back postponements of baseball games in the stadium's nine seasons.

Snow, freezing rain and high winds were expected through Saturday night, with heavy ice accumulations in parts of MI through Sunday morning.

"It's a cool experience for me, the best Minneapolis experience", said Niko Heiligman, of Aachen, Germany, who braved the snow to take a walk along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

Two northeastern Wisconsin communities, Tigerton and Big Falls, received more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow over the weekend, the National Weather Service in Green Bay reported. Parts of the state that were already blanketed were getting a second helping of snow on Sunday.

Authorities closed several highways in southwestern Minnesota, where no travel was advised, and driving conditions were hard across the southern half of the state.

Back in MI, where snowfall was likely to achieve 18 inches (46 cm) in some places, approximately 325,000 households and businesses were without electrical power, a lot of them from the northeast of this state.

The airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, tweeted Sunday that severe weather had caused a ground stop and forced air traffic controllers to leave their tower.

The storms also killed a 1-year-old lady exactly where she was sleeping if a tree fell in a recreational vehicle, the sheriffrsquo off ice at Bossier Parish, Louisiana, said. The National Weather Service predicted that a large swath of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, would get 9 to 15 inches (23 to 38 centimeters) of snow by the time the storm blows through on Sunday, though only a few inches had fallen on the area as of midday Saturday. Four people were injured and 160 buildings damaged in a possible tornado in northwest Arkansas, local media reported.

The storm made its mark in Texas, where hail the size of hen eggs fell south of Dallas, according to meteorologist Patricia Sanchez.

"It's not going to be as much snow as this one, thankfully", Ahasic said.



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