"Deadly Snowstorm Slams Road, Air Travel in Midwest"

"A deadly late winter storm dumped heavy snow on the Midwestern United States on Tuesday, contributing to numerous automobile accidents on highways and flight cancellations as it moved east toward the Ohio Valley and the mid-Atlantic states."

"In Chicago, where the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning effective through midnight, residents girded for between 4 to 8 inches of snow - much of it expected to fall during the evening commute.

As rush hour began, wind-whipped snow was falling at a heavy rate throughout the Chicago area, according to the Illinois State Patrol, reducing visibility to less than half a mile and causing heavy delays on roads in the region."

James B. Kelleher reports for Reuters March 6, 2013.

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Source: Reuters, 03/06/2013