Severe Storms Hit the South Again

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Officials say one person has been killed
after a tree downed by strong wind crushed a mobile home in central
Alabama. About 40,000 homes and businesses are without power after
the storm.
Police in Leeds, outside Birmingham, reported the death early
Tuesday morning. No further details were available.
Officials say several school systems in the region canceled
classes or delayed openings Tuesday morning because of the
blackouts.
Debris on roads is slowing travel and several traffic accidents
have brought morning rush hour traffic to a standstill in
Birmingham.
Forecasters say the storms broke out ahead of a cold front that
could bring snow flurries to parts of Alabama by early Wednesday.


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