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Deadly winter storm

A deadly winter storm is hammering cities across the country.
In the Southwest, rain, sleet and snow are creating dangerous conditions for drivers and even forcing some cars to spin out of control..

It's a deadly winter storm that's stretched across the middle of the nation and it's moving East.
But for millions of people, conditions this morning are already dangerous..

Highways turned in to skating rinks, with tires spinning and some drivers losing control.

The region is littered with accidents.
"The ice, people's cars aren't really suited for it. They don't have tires that can handle it so everyone is slipping around and it becomes a mess on the roads."

In Oklahoma, this truck slid off an icy bridge and into a nearby lake. In Illinois cars slid off highways and into the side of the road and medians.

Big Cities also caught in the middle of the storm. Dallas, Texas is nearly shut down this morning.

At 26 degrees, it was colder there Friday than in Anchorage, Alaska, causing the city to cancel its weekend's downtown Holiday Parade and it's Annual Marathon.

The freakish weather also causing the cancellation of more than 1000 flights in and out of Dallas/Fortworth Airports. 

And in Memphis, Tennessee the rain turned to ice on trees and roads. A big concern there is losing power.
"Basically just power going out, heat going out... But hopefully since we're downtown it won't be so bad."

Sleet, snow and icy conditions are expected to hit the East Coast Sunday.

The National Weather Service says this massive arctic air mass is dropping temps ten to thirty degrees below normal.