National Weather Service confirms EF2 tornado in Lynchburg

State Patrol show stranded motorists including several trucks on Interstate 80 near Sidney Neb. Friday

National Weather Service confirms EF2 tornado in Lynchburg

They have also confirmed and EF-2 tornado in Louisiana in Bienville Parish with estimated winds of 115 miles per hour.

A spring blizzard grounded almost 500 flights at Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Paul airport. On Saturday, 240 flights were cancelled to or from Minneapolis-St. An EF2 tornado would do considerable damage like roofs turn off well-constructed homes, mobile homes completely destroyed, large trees snapped or uprooted and cars lifted off the ground. On Saturday, the storm caused the cancellation of almost 470 flights at the airport. If all of the damage seems to be unidirectional, all blown down in the same direction, they are likely to determine it was created by straight-line winds.

Keith White, a weather service meteorologist in Marquette, Michigan, said moderate to heavy snow was falling Sunday morning in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The weight of ice on power lines, coupled with high winds, caused more than 1,000 power lines to fall in Detroit and Wayne County, DTE said.

There have been three deaths blamed on the storm system, which stretched from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. It also warned of potential flooding along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin and IL.

The storms also killed a one-year-old girl when a tree fell on a recreational vehicle where she was sleeping, the sheriff's office in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, said.

The weather service in SC said tornadoes also hit Lexington and Irmo, but no serious injuries were reported.

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

No serious injuries were reported in SC.

"The worst weather was northwest of us, the area they're investigating", Sine said.

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