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Severe storms hit Midwest with snow, ice and damaging winds

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    Hazelwood fire fighters gather outside a home in Hazelwood that was damaged by a storm as the make a plan to enter and retrieve medicine for a resident who escaped the home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)The Associated Press

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    A tree that landed on the roof of Susan Strebeck's home in Hazelwood after a storm blew through the area causing extensive damage on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)The Associated Press

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    The street light at Howdershell Road and Lynn Haven Lane lies damaged following high winds from a strong spring storm in Hazelwood late Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/Erik M. Lunsford, Post-Dispatch)The Associated Press

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    Aimee Greenwalt (left) and Amanda Parish survey the damage in Hazelwood caused by a storm on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Butch Dye, a hydrometeorological technician with the National Weather Service in St. Louis, Mo., said severe weather struck the suburb of Hazelwood. "We won't be able to confirm whether it was a tornado until teams get out there tomorrow," Dye said. (AP Photo/David Carson, Post-Dispatch)The Associated Press

Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds has raked the Midwest, spawning a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri's governor.

To the north icy weather left thousands without power and prompted Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to call out the state Nation Guard to aid residents as the state braced for another storm system that threatened to dump several inches of wet snow Thursday.

The most violent weather was centered near the St. Louis suburb of Hazelwood late Wednesday night. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported early Thursday that homes and vehicles were damaged in the area. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries.

National Weather Service officials said crews would be out Thursday to assess whether a tornado had struck.