• Seven deaths confirmed so far: three in Wyoming, one in Michigan, one in Nebraska, one in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota; an eighth has been reported in Dallas, Texas
  • Severe flooding reported in West Virginia and parts of Kentucky; homes in West Virginia’s Monongalia County evacuated
  • Hundreds of schools in dozens of districts canceled, from the Plains to the Ohio Valley
  • Hundreds of flights have been canceled, including more than 600 from Dallas-Fort Worth alone

View image on TwitterAlex Wiederspiel @wspiel5newsFlooding all along trailer parks on Tyrone Road in Cheat Lake. Residents upset. Pics to come.Arizona Rain and snow hit parts of Arizona early in the week; flash flood warnings and winter storm warnings were in effect. Flooding kept residents who live along Oak Creek Canyon from departing or returning to their homes, KSAZ-TV said.A car lost control and was struck by a freight train crossing tracks at Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona, leaving one person injured, The Arizona Daily Sun reports.CaliforniaA mudslide shut down a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in both directions early Sunday morning, The Los Angeles Times reports.Officials reopened the road Monday.(MORE: Winter Storm Sparta Creates Nightmare on Roads)Bay Area residents were baffled Saturday when a storm dropped so much hail, people confused it for snow. The local NWS office confirmed although it looked “deceptively similar to snow, no snow fell below 4,000 feet” elevation.View image on TwitterSteve Baker @sbakerFoothills east of San Jose are covered in white! It began snowing in those higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada late Friday, and the ski resorts reported receiving upwards of a foot of snow.”We are thrilled,” Melissa Matheney, a spokeswoman for Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts, told The San Francisco Chronicle. „We couldn’t be happier with this storm. It exceeded expectations, which is fantastic.”ColoradoMultiple non-injury wrecks led to the partial closure of northbound I-25 Monday, Colorado State Patrol says. Around 9 a.m. local time, the highway was completely reopened.Thor’s new layer of snow is on top of piles of snow left by previous storms across the state in the last few weeks.Illinois The Illinois Department of Transportation reported wet, icy conditions on major roadways Tuesday. The ice caused problems, including slide-offs and accidents, which briefly closed a stretch of I-57 Tuesday, according to The Chicago Tribune. State police say there were at least four injury-causing accidents on I-74.At Chicago O’Hare International Airport, nearly 400 flights were canceled, according to FlightAware. Chicago Midway reported more than 60 flights canceled.The Chicago Transit Authority’s green, pink and yellow lines experienced major delays after ice and snow packed onto the tracks, but resumed normal operations later in the day Tuesday.IndianaIndiana is expected to see snow Wednesday night into Thursday after the state struggled with ice earlier in the week. Icy roads snarled morning traffic in northwest Indianapolis Tuesday. WTHR reports that at least six accidents involving semi-trucks shuttered travel on I-65 and I-465. With overturned and jack-knifed semis on the road, closures began to pop up. Fox 59 reports that a salt truck was involved in one of the crashes on I-65 and I-465. On westbound I-70, Indiana State Police report slide-offs.IowaThe Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office told Omaha.com a Carson, Iowa, woman was seriously injured Tuesday morning when her 2004 Ford Expedition rolled on an icy road.KentuckyIn advance of the snow that hit Wednesday afternoon, central and eastern Kentucky experienced flooding, as a result of rain and snow melt.”There are reports of high water and minor flooding all over,” Monica French, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Services, told The Lexington News Herald Wednesday evening.Water covered several roads and bridges, making travel difficult, but homes were not threatened, local officials reported. Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday evening he was watching the situation to decide whether a statewide emergency declaration is needed, the paper reported.Louisville emergency plans are in place with warming shelters open 24 hours until the weather turns warmer. As rain turned to snow Wednesday, city officials in Louisville urged residents to stay off the roads if possible to allow city crews to spread salt and plow the roads.”We’re in good shape salt-wise for this event,” Floyd County Emergency Management Agency director Terry Herthel said, according to The Courier Journal. „Other than that, we’re just checking all the flood-prone places. Basically just waiting it out.”The city has 1,500 tons of salt available with another 600 tons on the way, he added.As a result of the weather, scores of schools and businesses will be closed Thursday, WKYT reported.MichiganA fatal three-car accident that occurred Tuesday afternoon is being blamed on roads made slick by Thor’s snow and ice, The Associated Press reported.The crash occurred near Caro, about 80 miles north of Detroit, the report added. Authorities had not yet released the name of the person killed.Several other accidents were reported in Genesee, Ingham and Washtenaw counties, officials told the AP.MinnesotaI-94 closed for three hours in both directions Tuesday after a series of crashes clogged roads. State Patrol spokesperson Lt. Tiffani Nielson told KARE-TV a person was killed in one of the incidents after a semi hit a car being retrieved from a ditch.The interstate reopened late Tuesday evening.State Patrol spokesperson Lt. Tiffani Nielson provided updates on state highways throughout the day, citing numerous crashes and a rolled semi. On I-494 near Concord Street in South St. Paul, Minnesota, a state trooper’s car was struck, and the officer was transported to an area hospital.Nebraska Omaha was on the edge of Thor’s precipitation Tuesday morning and saw freezing drizzle, leading to a glaze of ice across the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. KETV anchor Alex Hoffman, citing updated reports from local hospitals Wednesday, told weather.com that 148 people were hospitalized in the Omaha area after they slipped and fell on ice. Injuries ranged from sprains to broken legs and arms to head injuries.A motorist also died early Tuesday morning in Omaha when his vehicle veered off icy roads and crashed into a tree, Omaha.com reported. Patrick Dubas, 44, was unresponsive when rescue personnel arrived on the scene. Three other motorists were seriously injured in separate incidents.New JerseyNearly 60 schools, mostly in the northern portion of the state, announced delayed openings Wednesday because of icy roads. As rain and ice is expected to turn to snow overnight Wednesday, some schools have announced closures for Thursday as well. As a result of ice Tuesday night, thousands of households in the state were without power. NJ.com reported some1,900 Jersey Central Power & Light customers in Morris were still in the dark Wednesday morning, though most homes had restored power Wednesday afternoon. Slick, dangerous roads also prompted the implementation of 35 mph speed restrictions on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike, News 12 said. Snow and ice also caused the delay and cancelation of multiple flights at Newark International Liberty Airport.New YorkAlthough the worst of the impacts will hit the Northeast later Wednesday, the first waves of Thor left slick roads and poor visibility in Orange County. The conditions were blamed for a 23-vehicle pileup along I-84 Wednesday morning. Ten people were hurt, but state police said the injuries were minor.OklahomaWintry mix began entering the state Wednesday morning, with snow reported across the Oklahoma City metro area and surrounding region later in the afternoon Wednesday. Delays on the evening commute should be expected, NewsOK.com reported.Hundreds of schools and businesses announced closures Wednesday, including Oklahoma City Schools, according to NewsOK.com. More closures were announced for Thursday. For a complete list, click herePennsylvaniaIcy conditions Tuesday night prompted Penn State officials to cancel classes Wednesday for the first time in 8 years, the AP reported. Dining halls remained open Wednesday and a 6 p.m. men’s basketball game against Ohio State went on as scheduled.Abington Township near Philadelphia and others declared states of emergency Wednesday ahead of the area’s switch from rain to snow. The Philadelphia Zoo will be closed Thursday, as will some schools in the region, NBC Philadelphia reported.Slick road conditions caused multiple cars to lose control on I-95 northbound Tuesday night, NBC Philadelphia reported.Ice jams along Loyalhanna Creek in Ligonier Township forced about a half-dozen residents to evacuate when the waterway overflowed its banks early Wednesday morning, according to a separate AP report.TennesseeMetro Schools in Nashville will be closed Thursday, as the state prepares for an ice event from Winter Storm Thor. A few school districts announced closures Wednesday, and several others will be sending students home early, according to MyFoxMemphis.com.In the Memphis area, Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr. said he would sign an emergency declaration if needed to help the local response to the storm. In advance of Thor, city officials were on high alert. Memphis also opened a warming shelter set to remain available until Saturday, LocalMemphis.com reported.”The winter weather will linger for the next few days. People need to keep a close watch on people who live alone, especially the elderly and disabled,” said Dale Lane, Shelby County Office of Preparedness Director, in the LocalMemphis.com report.TexasIcy roads conditions have been reported throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, as north Texas took a hit from Thor. Wednesday night, NBC DFW reported a weather-related vehicular accident that resulted in one fatality on Highway 380 near Little Elm. More details had not been released. Scores of schools across the city and surrounding region have canceled classes for Wednesday or announced delayed starts. For a complete list, see NBCDFW.com.The Dallas Area Rapid Transit announced a modified schedule beginning at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in response to the weather. Shuttle buses are operating in place of trains in several locations. For updates, visit DART.org.West Virginia Severe flooding occurred Wednesday across large swaths of northern and central West Virginia. A local state of emergency was declared for Monongalia County, West Virginia, because of flooding in the region, as several homes in the county were evacuated.Heavy rain is expected to turn to snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Schools in at least 18 counties sent students home early Wednesday due to weather-related issues, WDTV reported. A rock slide closed one lane of southbound I-77 near the Jackson-Wood county line, north of Charleston, the station also said.WisconsinThe AP reports that one person died after a crash on Highway 41 in Brown County, Wisconsin. Behind the crash, a line of buses got stuck. Officials closed the just-opened Apostle Island ice caves Tuesday because of high winds and blowing snow, Channel 3000 reports.Wyoming Three adults died Monday evening when two sedans collided about 40 miles north of Casper near the town of Midwest. One of the drivers was thrown from his vehicle and hit by an oncoming pickup truck, according to The Casper Star-Tribune. The driver and a passenger in the other vehicle also died, but a two-year-old child survived without major injuries.MORE: Winter Storm Thor in Photos Snow in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 4. (Twitter/AndyGurley)