. A Christmas Day twister outbreak left damage across the Deep South while holiday travelers in the nation's much colder midsection battled sometimes treacherous driving conditions from freezing rain and blizzard conditions. Conditions were volatile throughout the afternoon and into the night with tornado warnings in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. The storms were blamed for two deaths, several injuries, and left homes from Louisiana to Alabama damaged. In Mobile, Ala., a tornado or high winds damaged homes and knocked down power lines and large tree limbs in an area just west of downtown around nightfall, said Nancy Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Mobile County Commission. WALA-TV's captured a large headed toward downtown. "We haven't verified what it was, but we have an area that we heard has damage to homes," she said. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions were hitting the nation's midsection. Earlier in the day, winds toppled a tree onto a pickup truck in the Houston area, killing the driver. Icy roads already were blamed for a 21- in Oklahoma, and the Highway Patrol says a 28-year-old woman was killed in a crash on a snowy US Highway near Fairview. The snowstorm that caused numerous accidents pushed out of Oklahoma late Tuesday, carrying with it blizzard warnings for parts of northeast Arkansas, where 10 inches of snow was forecast. Freezing rain <b>…</b>

Source: Texas Tornado 2012: Christmas Storms Slam Gulf Coast, Damage Louisiana And Oklahoma (Youtube).

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