Blinding snow, accompanied at times by thunder and lightning, hit the nation’s midsection, closing highways, schools, businesses and even state legislatures.
Feb. 22, 2013 Josh Buschbom of Des Moines shovels out his truck bed after an overnight snowstorm dumped six inches of snow. The snowstorm left behind varying amounts of snow and ice across the Midwest, causing difficult travel conditions. Powerful wind gusts created large snow drifts on many roadways, making navigating the slick conditions a challenge. Rodney White/AP Buy Photo