"Winter Storm Brings Icy Blast To Wide Swath of United States"

"People from Texas to New York were bundling up on Thursday against winter weather that closed schools and businesses, blanketed roads and power lines with ice and threatened to disrupt travel across a wide swath of the United States."

"The southern plains and central region, including Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas were expected to be especially hard hit, according to the National Weather Service.

In Little Rock, Arkansas, people scrambled to stock their cupboards as temperatures plunged. Many grocery stores reported running low on bread, milk, bottled water and snack foods by noon Thursday."

Suzi Parker reports for Reuters December 6, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Cold Snap Felt Across Western Half of Nation" (AP)

"Wicked Winter Weather Targets Texas to the Ohio Valley" (USA TODAY)

Source: Reuters, 12/06/2013