2 Killed in in Midwest Snowstorm
Hundreds of flights canceled
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 22, 2013 4:27 AM CST
A Lawrence firefighter places wheel blocks as he prepares to extinguish a vehicle fire in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday.   (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Newser) – A Midwest snowstorm has pounded the region, leaving record snowfall in some areas and hundreds of flights canceled, CNN reports. Two people were killed amid several road accidents, the AP reports. Kansas was hit hardest, with 9 inches at the Kansas City Airport arriving in a single day—nearly double the previous record, prompting its closure yesterday. Wichita, meanwhile, was hit with 14.2 inches, and northern Oklahoma saw 13. "If you don't have to get out, just really, please, don't do it," said Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. Some 320 flights were canceled in St. Louis, and Chicago commuters were expecting a nasty morning drive.

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Feb 22, 2013 7:41 PM CST
SNOW SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 22, 2013 3:45 PM CST
Obama banning snow storms will be about as effective as Obama banning guns in the hands of criminals. Someone needs to define "assault rifle". If someone is shot and killed with a single shot bolt action 22 doesn't that make the 22 an assault rifle? How did this man get to be president? Welfare... I see....
Feb 22, 2013 10:07 AM CST
Matt Cantor you got to kill one 'in' out of 2 in's in there As for story. Is this like blaming asphalt for butt scrapes? That snowstorm is not a ninja that runs out and kills you