Storms that pounded the southern Plains with frozen rain and heavy snow began to taper off Thursday as Texas and Oklahoma tried to restore electricity and clear slick roads in the aftermath of the treacherous weather.
Harsh weather also disrupted parts of the Midwest and Washington state.
The southern Plains' first snowstorm of the season was blamed for hundreds of traffic accidents, including six deaths in Texas and seven in Oklahoma.
Dozens of airline flights were canceled or delayed early Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American Airlines had canceled half its flights Wednesday from the airport, its main hub.
At least 9 inches of snow fell in Aspermont, Texas, about 100 miles northwest of Abilene, and Lubbock and Wichita Falls both reported several inches. Bridges were coated with ice in other cities in the Panhandle and western Texas.
About 4,000 TXU Electric and Gas customers were without power early Thursday.
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