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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.



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Feb. 3, 2011

A motorist drives southbound on North Main Street in Joplin, Mo. after a winter snowstorm left Midwesterners shivering.

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Winter storm engulfs huge swath of U.S.
Article | CHICAGO - A colossal winter storm stretching from New Mexico to Maine hit the United States with snow, high winds and freezing rain Tuesday, and experts said the worst was still to come as the monster event moved northeast and temperatures plunged.

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