Rebecca Martin and her dog Norris on their daily walk through Erb Park March 24, 2016, in Appleton, Wis.
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March 25, 2016 12:16 AM EDT

A powerful spring storm that battered Colorado earlier this week reached the northern Midwest by Thursday, leaving three dead in Wisconsin and hundreds without power in Michigan.

In the south, Alabama and Florida remained in the sights of a band of severe thunderstorms that earlier bombarded parts of Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma with golf-ball sized hailed and reportedly churned at least one tornado.

In Wisconsin — where Gov. Scott Walker had declared a state of emergency Wednesday — a van spun out of control on an icy interstate northeast of Milwaukee Thursday morning, Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Stuesser said…

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