States facing the cold as winter blasts the US
A slow-moving Arctic front in the Rockies is expected to bring more than half a foot of snow from South Dakota to the Michigan Peninsula, across Minnesota.
The storm has already hit parts of Michigan, where ice accumulation has cut energy from tens of thousands of customers in the central and western parts of the state. Nearly thirty states were under the snow, they had received flood warnings, while icy rains hit southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and parts of Michigan.
Following the ice storm, almost 350 schools in Detroit closed on Wednesday.