Southwestern states in the US were severely hit by a major storm over the weekend.

The storm dumped freezing rain and snow across southern parts of the USA and killed at least 13 people in five different states. According to meteorologists the storm is expected to continue east over the week, which might cause huge problems as tens of millions of travellers are expected to take the roads for the US Thanksgiving Holiday.

The storm will bring heavy snow to the Appalachian Mountains and New England by Wednesday. Heavy rain might also stop both road and air travel.

Among the 13 victims were four people who died in separate car crashes in Oklahoma, another four in Texas and a car accident killed a four-year-old child in New Mexico. In Arizona, a person was swept away by floods in the Santa Cruz River.