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Snowstorms, cold complicate tornado cleanup in Kentucky

Nearly a half-foot of snow fell overnight in West Liberty. Utility crews there are working to restore power and residents are making repairs to homes damaged in the tornado last week.

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George Weddington describes the damage to his church as clears a path through snow and debris to the parsonage of the Christian Church Monday March 5, 2012 in West Liberty, Ky. As much as six inches of snow fell overnight in the town heavily damaged Friday by a tornado Friday.

John Flavell/AP

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Snow is adding to the misery of storm victims cleaning up in West Liberty, where a tornado demolished the downtown and neighborhoods in the eastern Kentucky town.

Nearly a half-foot of snow fell overnight in West Liberty. Utility crews there are working to restore power and residents are making repairs to homes damaged from the tornado that ripped through town Friday evening.

Parts of the town were leveled by an EF-3 tornado packing winds up to 140 mph.

Utilities say more than 9,000 customers are without power statewide from Friday's storms. Nearly 9,000 more customers are without power due to the snowfall Monday.

In Laurel County, light snow didn't stick to the ground but had crews bundled up for the recovery work from a tornado that hit Friday.

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