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Conditions remain volatile with tornado warnings in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The storms are already blamed for two deaths, several injuries, and have left homes from Louisiana to Alabama damaged.
Earlier in the day, winds toppled a tree onto a pickup truck in the Houston area, killing the driver. Icy roads are blamed for a 21-vehicle pileup in Oklahoma, and the Highway Patrol says a 28-year-old woman was killed in a crash on a snowy highway.
The snowstorm that caused numerous accidents has pushed out of Oklahoma, carrying with it blizzard warnings for parts of northeast Arkansas, where 10 inches of snow is forecast. Thousands of Arkansans are without power.
Blizzard conditions are possible for parts of Illinois, Indiana and western Kentucky with predictions of 4 to 7 inches of snow.
More than 400 flights nationwide have been canceled, according to a flight tracker.
Tuesday, December 25 2012, 11:58 PM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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