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Snowstorm dies down, Midwest travel woes tick up


Associated Press

Josh Buschbom shovels out his truck bed in Des Moines Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, after an overnight snowstorm dumped six inches of snow in Des Moines. The snowstorm left behind varying amounts of snow and ice across the Midwest, causing difficult travel conditions. Powerful wind gusts created large snow drifts on many roadways, making navigating the slick conditions a challenge.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gusty winds and iced-over roadways made for treacherous Midwest travel Friday as a major winter storm headed east over the Great Lakes. Four deaths have been linked to the storm, including three from traffic accidents.

Hundreds of flights in and out of Chicago’s two airports were canceled Friday morning, and the city was clearing about 3 inches of snow from its streets, and the Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo., airports both reopened Friday morning but had numerous cancellations and delays.

The snow began falling in Detroit just in time for the morning rush, turning str...

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