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Severe Weather Snowstorm Slams Midwest Seth Perlman/AP

Snowstorm Slams Midwest

The first widespread snow storm of the season slammed the Midwest on Thursday, with six deaths being attributed to the storm as it made its way toward the East Coast early Friday. The storm canceled flights, caused power outages, and led to a 25-vehicle accident in Iowa, which killed two people. The storm also caused traffic deaths in Nebraska, Kansas, and Wisconsin; one woman died in Utah after walking to get help when her car became trapped in the snow. Tens of thousands of were left without power in Arkansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. Twisters formed in Arkansas and Alabama, destroying some houses. Airlines have canceled 1,000 flights, though this is a relatively minor figure compared to previous storms.

December 21, 2012 7:30 AM