http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.comThe massive weather event moving its way across the U.S. has killed at least two, as blizzard conditions hit nine states, and a tornado outbreak races across the southeast states. Tens of thousands of travelers are stranded in airports from Houston to New York and several roads and highways have been closed because officials can’t clear the snow as fast as it is coming down.

One man in Houston died while trying to remove a tree that had fallen when another one fell on him and crushed him. A 28-year-old woman in Oklahoma died after her car slid into a tractor-trailer on a snow-covered highway.

Approximately 500,000 people are without power in 21 states as the storm continues its eastward track.

Currently, 10 airports are experiencing significant delays and cancellations; Dallas-Fort Worth, LaGuardia, Newark, Ft Lauderdale, New York JFK, Philadelphia, Miami and Fort Myers, Florida, Washington Dulles and Cleveland. Three of them, DFW, FLL and LGA on complete ground stops with delays more than 90 minutes.

Snowfall in western NY reached 2 inches per hour and Little Rock went through blizzard condition, something rare for the southern city.

Tornadoes have been reported in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia over the last two days.

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