Extreme winter storm to continue in Midwest
With a month to go until Spring, people in the Midwest braced for a hard-hitting blizzard that has already dumped up to 17 inches of snow with wind gusts of up to 30 mph in states from Kansas to Illinois.
February 21, 2013: This NOAA satellite image shows mostly sunny skies over the Southeast US. Strong area of low pressure over the Plains and Midwest with snow, sleet, rain, freezing rain, thundersnow, and thundershowers. Scattered light to moderate mountain snow over the Northeast US.
Feb. 21, 2013: Horses standing outside the riding stables at Beverly Farm on Humbert Road in Godfrey, Ill., were taking the snow in stride as it quickly started to accumulate from a major winter storm in Godfrey, Ill.
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Feb. 22, 2013: Icicles hang from a street sign after a fast moving snow storm blanketed central Illinois in Springfield, Ill.
Feb. 21, 2013: A plow clears snow along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan. Part of I-70, west of Salina, is closed due to weather conditions.
Feb. 21, 2013: A snow plow clears a part of I-70 in Topeka, Kan.
Feb. 21, 2013: Crews work to clean up the streets in downtown Wichita, Kan.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013: Nathan Bauer digs out his car parked in downtown Omaha Neb.
Feb. 22, 2013: Heavy snow, especially toward the south suburbs made for slow traffic along Diffley Road in Eagan, Minn.
Feb. 21, 2013: Northbound I-29 in Kansas City, Mo. is littered with stranded vehicles after the Kansas City area was pounded with rapidly accumulating snow.
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Feb. 22, 2013: Snow plows try to clear the runway at Detroit Metro Airport's McNamara terminal.
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Feb. 22, 2013: Traffic moves slowly during a snowstorm on North on I-275 as seen from the bridge on I-96 in Livonia, Mich.
Feb. 22, 2013: A car is buried under a blanket of snow in Omaha, Neb., following a large winter storm that traveled through the heartland.
Feb. 21, 2013: A spun out jeep sits in the middle of I-70 while cars pass by in Topeka, Kan.
Feb. 21, 2013: A St. Joseph Police officer removes snow from his vehicle while stopped on the Parkway near Mark Twain Elementary School in St. Joseph, Mo.
Feb. 21, 2013: Pedestrians help a stuck vehicle get through the intersections of 29th and Adams Streets in Topeka, Kan.
Feb. 21, 2013: Emergency crews work to get a van out from the snow packed shoulder of I-70 in Topeka, Kan.
Feb. 21, 2013: A Topeka City snow plow operator pushes a car that was stuck at the intersection of SW 12th and Kansas Ave in Topeka, Kan.
Feb. 21, 2013: A woman braves another round of heavy snow in Wichita. Kan.
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Feb. 21, 2013: U.S. Postal Service employee Craig Conner tries to navigate a mail cart to his vehicle in downtown St. Joseph, Mo., shortly after the snow storm started.
Feb. 21, 2013: Kendall Kepley pushes snow in the center of Grant Avenue while cleaning the sidewalks in front of businesses on the block in the downtown area in Garden City, Kan.
Feb. 22, 2013: Manalo Tornes digs his car out shortly before sunrise in Omaha, Neb.
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Feb. 22, 2013: Jackie Arrandondo, 19, is covered with snow as she waits for the city bus in Minneapolis.
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Feb. 22, 2013: Amy Wolf and her daughter Audrey Wolf, 6, shovel the sidewalk in Minneapolis.