Midwest storms

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Alone and broken

Strong storms dumped snow in the Midwest while a tornado destroyed property in Nebraska. See gallery

A truck sits in a soybean field on Saturday Oct 5 where it landed after being tossed as a tornado passed through in Wayne, Neb. on Friday evening. As many as nine tornadoes hit an area covering northeast Nebraska and northwest Iowa as a storm cell moved over the region Friday evening, causing structural damage and injuries but no fatalities, the National Weather Service said Saturday.

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Fresh snow covered the mountain peaks

Hikers make their way up the side of a snow-covered mountain at the Continental Divide, elevation 11,990 feet, Saturday Oct. 5, a day after fresh snow covered the mountain peaks around Loveland Pass, Colo. A rare winter storm swept across the central Rocky Mountains and traveled across the Great Plains on Oct. 4, in an unusual blend of winter and autumn.

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Beginning the cleanup

Matt Krus moves a piece of his roof out of his tornado damaged home on Saturday Oct. 5 in Wayne, Neb.  

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Equipment damage

Damaged farm equipment after Friday's tornado passed through, in Wayne, Neb. 

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Early snow, bring skis

A skier hikes up to the top of the Continental Divide, elevation 11,990 feet, on Saturday Oct. 5, weeks before the opening of Colorado ski areas, to take advantage of the fresh snow covered mountain peaks around Loveland Pass, Colo.

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Assessing the damage

Mick and Doris Samuelson look at the damage to their property in Wayne, Neb., on Saturday, Oct. 5.  A tornado struck the northeast Nebraska town Friday, causing millions of dollars in damage, but the mayor says no one was killed and the injuries reported have been minor.  Mayor Ken Chamberlain said that officials have accounted for all residents in town.

Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.

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Salvaging personal items

Traci Krus looks to salvage personal items from her damaged home Saturday Oct. 5 in Wayne, Neb.

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Tornado aftermath in Nebraska

Travis Randall walks through the debris-strewn yard of his parent's home in Hickman, Neb., on Oct. 4, 2013, after it was struck by a tornado.

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A home damaged from the tornado

A neighbor comforts Vicki Kempkes, right, after her home was hit by a tornado in Bennet, Neb., on Oct. 4, 2013.

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Tornado debris in a tree

Debris, including a toy tractor, are trapped in a tree following a tornado in Hickman, Neb., on Oct. 4, 2013.

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Serious damage caused by Nebraska's tornado

Residents try to free a house panel from where it was lodged against a tree following a tornado in Bennet, Neb., on Oct. 4, 2013.

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A man is covered in wood dust after clearing downed trees

Jonathan Fisher's head is covered in wood chips after clearing downed trees following a tornado in Bennet, Neb., on Oct. 4, 2013.

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Fresh Colorado snow

Fresh snow covers a roadside near Frisco, Colo., on Oct. 4, 2013.

 

Powerful storms moved into the Midwest due to a cold weather system gaining strength as it traveled east from Colorado and Wyoming.

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Snow along I-70 in Colorado

A truck crosses an elevated section of I-70 after overnight snow fell near Copper Mountain, Colorado on Oct. 4, 2013.

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A pocket of sun during a snowstorm

The sun highlights colorful Aspen trees as it shines through the clouds during a snowstorm in Vail, Colo., on Oct. 4, 2013.

As much as a foot of snow has been forecasted for mountain areas in Colorado.

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South Dakota snow

Sweetie Pie, a poodle, romps through the slushy snow in Rapid City, S.D., on Oct. 4, 2013.

A rare, fierce October snow storm rolled out over the central Rocky Mountains, downing trees and forcing closures of state offices and more than 200 miles of Interstate 90 across parts of Wyoming and South Dakota, state highway officials said.

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