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Published February 21, 2013, 04:12 PM

Midwest swaddled in blanket of snow; travel tough

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blinding snow, at times accompanied by thunder and lightning, bombarded much of the nation's midsection Thursday, causing whiteout conditions, shutting down large swaths of interstate highways and forcing schools, businesses and even state legislatures to close.

By: JIM SALTER,Associated Press, Associated Press

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