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Winter storms hit eastern U.S., snarl post-holiday travel

Storm clouds are seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1955 GMT, December 26, 2012. The severe winter weather that hit parts of the central and southern United States on Christmas Day moved eastward on Wednesday, causing flight delays and dangerous road conditions in the Northeast and Ohio Valley. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/GOES Project/Handout

Storm clouds are seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1955 GMT, December 26, 2012. The severe winter weather that hit parts of the central and southern United States on Christmas Day moved eastward...more

Storm clouds are seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1955 GMT, December 26, 2012. The severe winter weather that hit parts of the central and southern United States on Christmas Day moved eastward on Wednesday, causing flight delays and dangerous road conditions in the Northeast and Ohio Valley. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/GOES Project/Handout
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Storm clouds are seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1415 GMT, December 25, 2012. A strong winter storm was expected to bring a white Christmas morning to millions of Americans Tuesday - but also high winds and even the risk of tornadoes for some. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/GOES Project/Handout

Storm clouds are seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1415 GMT, December 25, 2012. A strong winter storm was expected to bring a white Christmas morning to millions of Americans Tuesday - but also...more

Storm clouds are seen on the east coast of the United States in this NASA handout satellite image taken at 1415 GMT, December 25, 2012. A strong winter storm was expected to bring a white Christmas morning to millions of Americans Tuesday - but also high winds and even the risk of tornadoes for some. REUTERS/NASA/NOAA/GOES Project/Handout
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Downed trees and power lines caused by a Christmas Day tornado are seen along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Downed trees and power lines caused by a Christmas Day tornado are seen along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5...more

Downed trees and power lines caused by a Christmas Day tornado are seen along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry
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Downed trees and power lines along with a damaged traffic light caused by a Christmas Day tornado are seen along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

Downed trees and power lines along with a damaged traffic light caused by a Christmas Day tornado are seen along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a...more

Downed trees and power lines along with a damaged traffic light caused by a Christmas Day tornado are seen along Dauphin Street in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry
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A young man is loaded into an ambulance after being injured during a Christmas Day tornado in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry

A young man is loaded into an ambulance after being injured during a Christmas Day tornado in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5...more

A young man is loaded into an ambulance after being injured during a Christmas Day tornado in Mobile, Alabama December 25, 2012. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, a U.S. city with a population of about 200,000, at about 5 p.m. local time (2300 GMT). There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry
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