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A large tree toppled due to ice early Friday in a suburb north of Dallas. (Courtesy: Amanda Fancher)

A large tree toppled due to ice early Friday in a suburb north of Dallas. (Courtesy: Amanda Fancher)

'Ice Friday' bears down on Texas, much of Midwest

Yahoo

As Texas residents prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday," schools started canceling classes and thousands of shoppers jammed store aisles to buy milk, pet food and other supplies.

Earlier this week, many in Texas were basking in spring-like temperatures hitting the 80s. But by Thursday, Texas was facing the same wintry blast that's hitting much of the U.S., bringing frigid temperatures, ice and snow. (AP)

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