Massive Ice Storm Moves Through Middle of US

A dangerous mix of sub-zero temperatures sleet and freezing rain stretch from Texas to Minnesota.
3:00 | 12/06/13

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Let's get to the nation's other breaking story affecting millions of americans. Ice friday. And ginger zee tracking it all. This is not just one city. This is more than 2,000 miles. From new mexico to new england, that has some snow, sleet, freezing rain and just mess. Power lines and trees are down in the south. We have states of emergency. And look what it looks like on the roads this morning. Live, in dallas, it is such an ice rink. That's what you're going to find in so many places. This is just storm one. That's right. We've got storm one that we're dealing with all of the winter storm watches, warnings and advisories. But there's a new one that's going to bring snow to places like sacramento, possibly las vegas. We'll talk about that coming up. And the first one is not over. Here's how much more ice is going to fall in the next 24 hours. Up to a quarter-inch in some places. We don't need it. Let's go to arkansas and steve osunsami. He has the story. Reporter: From texas to minnesota, what's being called ice friday, in full effect. Dangerous combination of sub zero temperatures, sleet and freezing rain and sheets of black ice over roadways. Up to half an inch thick in some places, sending drivers flying. Families rush grocery stores, worried they could be shut in. In oklahoma where the governor has declared a state of emergency, this out-of-control semi slid through three guardrails and through traffic before plunging into a lake. And overnight, there was high drama in west frankfort, illinois. This car slipped off a road and into a ditch. Firefighters struggling to rescue all of them, including this 10-year-old boy. There was more of the same in northern texas, expected to continue there today. We started going sideways. And we were in oncoming traffic. Reporter: In arkansas, branches frozen over with ice are weighing down on power lines, leaving more than 3,000 without power. Even sparking fires where sagging lines got too close to trees. And powerful winds and black ice, throwing campers clear off the road in central minnesota. And montana, a new worry this morning. The threat of avalanches. The weather can't decide what it wants to be. A second ago, it was rain. Then, it switched to this sleet. Now, it's turned into snow. Those families making a run for supplies in this state, parts of tennessee and especially northern texas, where more than 57,000 people are without power this morning. Robin? All right, steve. Thank you.

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