Winter storm gathers strength as it pushes into Great Plains, blamed for fatal Oklahoma crash

Published February 21, 2013

| Associated Press

An armada of snow plows and salt spreaders are deployed on highways across the nation's heartland, working to stay ahead of a powerful winter storm that already is blamed for one road death.

Winter storm warnings have been issued from Colorado through Illinois, with as much as a foot of snow expected in several areas.

National Weather Service meteorologist Kelly Sugden says the storm is moving a bit slower early Thursday morning than had been previously forecast but that it was gaining strength and producing a mixture of snowfall, lightning and sleet showers.

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