Midwest storm causes damage

Widespread power outages blanketed many states on Friday when a line of severe storms moved across the Midwest.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | February 17, 2006


Widespread power outages blanketed many states on Friday when a line of severe storms moved across the Midwest.

Indiana, Arkansas, Michigan and New York all faced localized pockets of storm damage as 60-mph wind accompanied the storms. Arkansas, after being pelted with hail Friday, remained on alert for an ice storm.

A tornado was spotted in Indiana, and nearly a dozen homes were damaged in Vincennes, which is about 100 miles southwest of Indianapolis.

About 100,000 people were without power in Michigan, and some could be out through the weekend.

At least one death was blamed on the storms, which are part of a cold front moving across a large section of the country. Temperatures plunged from the 60s into the 30s.

Earlier this weekend, Colorado and Wisconsin were hit with snowstorms that were part of the same system.


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