The Christmas drizzle may be grey and depressing but spare a thought for our American cousins who are dealing with a deadly snow storm that is causing havoc.

Six people are reported to have been killed in the Midwest after the storm created 34 tornadoes, felling trees and causing treacherous driving conditions.

It is now headed east with 18 inches of snow forecast for Thursday, reports Sky News.

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Arkansas has seen a record amount of snow

Mississippi and Alabama declared a state of emergency after 200,000 people were left without power.

More than 1,600 flights have been cancelled.

According to the BBC, seven inches of snow caused a 21 vehicle pile-up on an Oklahoma City highway.

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  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Of Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A woman uses an umbrella to protect herself from winter snow on December 26, 2012 in New York City. Snow, mixed with and changing to rain, is expected to hit the New York City area this afternoon into the evening. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: Skaters enjoy the rink at the PPG Wintergarden after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: Snow covers the rooftops of the Southside of Pittsburgh after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: Chandler Fescemeyer, 17, snowboards down the road after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Motorists and pedestrians go past a mound of snow that workers piled up in downtown Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • A man walks past snow-covered Christmas decorations on apartments in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The National Weather Service posted blizzard warnings for a swath of Ohio from the Indiana border stretching northeast to the Lake Erie region. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)1

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    Traffic moves in the U.S. 41 By-Pass in Henderson, Ky., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 as a snow storm moves through the area making travel treacherous. (AP Photo/The Gleaner, Mike Lawrence)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: Commuters battle snow-covered roads after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: A flag waves on Mt. Washington after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Of Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A man uses a plastic bag to protect himself from winter snow on December 26, 2012 in New York City. Snow, mixed with and changing to rain, is expected to hit the New York City area this afternoon into the evening. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: Commuters wait for a bus along Liberty Avenue after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: A pedestrian crosses the Smithfiled Street Bridge a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: A pedestrian crosses the Smithfiled Street Bridge after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Of Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A man uses an umbrella to protect himself from winter snow on December 26, 2012 in New York City. Snow, mixed with and changing to rain, is expected to hit the New York City area this afternoon into the evening. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Of Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A cyclist waits to cross the street while a winter snow storm hits the region on December 26, 2012 in New York City. Snow, mixed with and changing to rain, is expected to hit the New York City area this afternoon into the evening. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: A pedestrian crosses the Smithfiled Street Bridge after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Major Weather System Drops Large Amount Snow On Midwest And Northeast

    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 26: Residents shovel snow on Mt. Washington after a winter storm blanketed the Midwest with snow December 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The storm has moved west from the Sierra Nevada across the Midwest and will head to the East Coast today. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

  • Winter Storm Kentucky

    Motorists travel slowly on a snow-covered Interstate 24 during a winter storm Wednesday, December 26, 2012, in Paducah, Ky. The storm dumped several inches of snow making travel hazardous. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

  • Winter Storm Kentucky

    Mark Hicks of Paducah, Ky., sweeps snow off his sport utility vehicle Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Paducah, Ky. Hicks, the owner of a Waffle Hut, was heading out into the winter storm to pick up employees for work. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

  • A group walks past a downtown Pittsburgh sculpture as snow starts to fall Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Forecasts call for 3-6 more inches of snow in Pittsburgh by Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

  • Motorists and pedestrians go past a mound of snow that workers piled up in downtown Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • A worker uses a snow blower to remove snow as motorist passes by in downtown Indianapolis Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The blizzard warning issued the day before by National Weather Service came to fruition in the region Wednesday as winds picked up and snow began falling in earnest before dawn. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Motorists travel along Interstate 65 near downtown Indianapolis, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The blizzard warning issued the day before by National Weather Service came to fruition in the region Wednesday as winds picked up and snow began falling in earnest before dawn. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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    Snow falls as Justyna Stachowicz plays fetch with her dog Dingo at Military Park in downtown Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The National Weather Service forecast sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph along the coast in the afternoon, with gusts up to 40 mph. The storm is expected to dump a total of four to six inches on the area and also produce sleet and freezing rain. Other areas are expected to get between two and three inches of rain. A flood watch has been issued from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Snow falls as people walk by a Christmas tree at Military Park in downtown Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The National Weather Service forecast sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph along the coast in the afternoon, with gusts up to 40 mph. The storm is expected to dump a total of four to six inches on the area and also produce sleet and freezing rain. Other areas are expected to get between two and three inches of rain. A flood watch has been issued from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Siegmar Apterl, of Detroit, walks along the Riverwalk as a freighter glides down the freezing Detroit River with the snow beginning to fall and blow Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2012 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

  • People walk in the parking lot of a Best Buy store during a severe snow storm in North Olmsted, Ohio Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

  • A man walks past snow-covered Christmas decorations on apartments in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The National Weather Service posted blizzard warnings for a swath of Ohio from the Indiana border stretching northeast to the Lake Erie region. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)1

  • Snow falls as people cross Broad Street in downtown Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The National Weather Service forecast sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph along the coast in the afternoon, with gusts up to 40 mph. The storm is expected to dump a total of four to six inches on the area and also produce sleet and freezing rain. Other areas are expected to get between two and three inches of rain. A flood watch has been issued from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Snow falls over Military Park in downtown Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The National Weather Service forecast predicts sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph along the coast in the afternoon, with gusts up to 40 mph. The storm is expected to dump a total of four to six inches on the area and also produce sleet and freezing rain. Other areas are expected to get between two and three inches of rain. A flood watch has been issued from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

  • Elizabeth Seymour, 9, front, gets a mouthful of snow while sledding at the Colllierville, Tenn., landfill with Carly Catanzaro, 10, and her sister Ellery Seymour, 10, back, Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012. Shelby county managed to avoid the heavy snow that blanketed much of Arkansas, but that didn't stop the trio of sledders from taking advantage of the popular hill. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)

  • Ian Rone, 12, surprises Alena Byrn. 16, with a face full of flakes while snowball fighting at the Overton Shell, Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012 in Memphis, Tenn. Memphis managed to avoid the heavy snow that blanketed much of Arkansas, but Overton park was bustling with kids taking advantage of an almost white Christmas. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)

  • Shane McDermott administers a coup de grace on Michelle Duckworth as the cardboard clad Duckworth falls in the snow during a grand melee with wrapping paper tube weapons at Overton Park in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012. A group of a dozen facebook friends gathered to battle it out for cardboard supremacy with the last intact tube as the winner. As these things tend to go, no one was really victorious as all the weapons were reduced to ribbons in the ensuing fracas. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)