Winter weather: Powerful snowstorm sweeps across much of U.S.
A colossal blizzard roaring across a third of the country paralyzed the nation's heartland with ice and snow, leaving motorists stranded for hours and shuttering airports and schools as it barreled toward the Northeast.
Feb. 3, 2011
A motorist drives southbound on North Main Street in Joplin, Mo. after a winter snowstorm left Midwesterners shivering.
Gary Hershorn / Reuters
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