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Published February 22, 2013, 04:30 PM

Monster storm hits the Midwest

(WDAY TV) -- A monster winter storm wreaks havoc across a large portion of the United States making travel difficult and at times deadly.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- From the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast millions of Americans are in the clutches of winter's icy grip

The monster snowmaker is marching eastward after dumping a foot and a half of snow in Kansas yesterday. it is now moving into the upper Midwest. The National Weather Service forecasts 6 to 12 inches of snow in Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine Saturday night and Sunday.

In Chicago they got the most snowfall of the season so far.

A messy combination of wind, ice and thunder snow is causing travel headaches for one out of 5 Americans. Roads are treacherous and many flights, cancelled. In the south the storm spawned some tornadoes. A 74-year-old Texas woman was killed when a tree fell on her mobile home.