Storms bringing intense rains to the Deep South and heavy snow in the Upper Midwest are making a mess of things all over.

The powerful winter storm that’s prompting blizzard warnings Friday across much of the Dakotas and part of Minnesota is blamed for at least three fatal crashes.

Authorities in Minnesota say a 47-year-old woman on a bus was killed and nine others were injured when the bus collided with an SUV on Thursday.

Another storm is causing flood watches and warnings for much of the South from Louisiana into southwest Virginia.

That same system already has dumped large amounts rain in Louisiana and Mississippi, sweeping away cars and forcing some residents to be rescued from their homes.

Pedestrians cross a slushy street in the rain on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Montpelier, Vt. A winter storm brought snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain to northern New England, making for a dangerous and slippery commute. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Pedestrians cross a slushy street in the rain on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Montpelier, Vt. A winter storm brought snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain to northern New England, making for a dangerous and slippery commute. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Harry Anderson tries to stay relatively dry as he maneuvers his umbrella into position before slipping out of his car during a steady rainstorm, Thursday, Dec 27, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)
Harry Anderson tries to stay relatively dry as he maneuvers his umbrella into position before slipping out of his car during a steady rainstorm, Thursday, Dec 27, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La. (Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP)
High water encroaches on the Treasures From Heaven Ministry on Mickens Road, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, as severe weather impacts the area in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)
High water encroaches on the Treasures From Heaven Ministry on Mickens Road, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, as severe weather impacts the area in Baton Rouge, La. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)
Tyler Winkka shovels the roof of the Fusion dance studio Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Bemidji, Minn. Post-holiday travelers were finding driving difficult as a winter storm dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Thursday. (John Enger/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Tyler Winkka shovels the roof of the Fusion dance studio Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Bemidji, Minn. Post-holiday travelers were finding driving difficult as a winter storm dumped heavy snow and whipped up gusty winds across parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota on Thursday. (John Enger/Minnesota Public Radio via AP)
Holiday decorations collect snow while hanging on a tree outside a home on Mountain Avenue in Old Southwest. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Holiday decorations collect snow while hanging on a tree outside a home on Mountain Avenue in Old Southwest. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Source: The Associated Press