A deadly storm barreled through the Great Plains on Monday and headed east toward the Great Lakes, leaving snow drifts up to 10 feet high in its wake and paralyzing travel in New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas.
Dec. 20, 2011 A Potter County road grader works to clear parts of Indian Hills Road in Amarillo, Tex. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday, after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region. Several major thoroughfares were closed after the storm clipped the far northwest part of the state just shy of the official start of winter. Michael Norris/AP Buy Photo