Midwest Storm: Snow Covers Damaged Homes, Debris After Tornadoes Ravage U.S. [PHOTOS]

  @julia_greenberg on March 05 2012 1:56 PM

More than three inches of snow fell in Kentucky and Indiana late Sunday, adding a new complication to the whirlwind of storms that have hit the South and Midwest.

The snowfall is the latest in a nearly week-long storm that has devastated homes throughout the Midwest and South, killing 39 people and injuring hundreds across five states. More than 40 tornadoes swept through the region, according to the National Weather Service.

The added snow will make it increasingly difficult for residents, emergency responders and clean-up crews to pick up the pieces and return to normal life. The weather conditions have left roads slippery and damaged homes wet. Glass, metal and other debris remain hidden beneath a layer of snow

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Snow After Tornado

Snow covers a Henryville school bus that was thrown through the front wall of the Budroe's Restaurant after tornados moved through the small community of Henryville, Ind. on Mar. 5, 2012. Calm weather gave dazed residents of storm-wracked towns a respite early on Sunday as they dug out from a chain of tornadoes that cut a swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, killing at least 39 people. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Snow After Tornado

Residents stand in front of a home that was damaged by a chain of tornadoes in West Liberty, Ky on Mar. 5, 2012. Up to three inches of rain and snow were expected to add to the burden for hundreds of residents Saturday night whose homes were destroyed. The fast-moving tornadoes that hit on Friday, numbering at least 30, came on top of severe weather earlier in the week in the Midwest and brought the overall death toll from the unseasonably early storms to at least 52 people. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Snow After Tornado

Parts of a statue are seen in front of buildings damaged by a chain of tornadoes in West Liberty, Ky. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Snow After Tornado

Snow covers a storm-damaged home in Henryville, Ind. on Mar. 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Snow After Tornado

Snow covers storm-damaged homes in Henryville, Ind. on Mar. 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Snow After Tornado

Snow covers storm-damaged homes in Henryville, Ind. on Mar. 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II

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