2 Killed in in Midwest Snowstorm

Hundreds of flights canceled

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 22, 2013 4:27 AM CST

(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.

A Lawrence firefighter places wheel blocks as he prepares to extinguish a vehicle fire in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday.   (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Dylan Irving, 9, and his sister Sydney Irving, 11, run under the spray of a snow thrower Thursday in St. Joseph, Mo.   (AP Photo/The St. Joseph News-Press, Jessica A. Stewart)
A police officer removes snow from his vehicle Thursday in St. Joseph, Mo.   (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Matt Reid)
Frankie, a terrier mix, runs in the snow at Lakewood Park in Salina, Kansas.   (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Jeff Cooper)
Two men help push a car down a snow-covered street Thursday in St. Louis.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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