Snowstorm dies down, Midwest travel woes tick up

Friday - 2/22/2013, 6:52pm EST

STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A major winter storm turned Midwest commutes into treacherous challenges Friday before the system petered out over the Great Lakes.

At least four deaths were linked to the storm, including three from traffic accidents, brought on by gusty winds and snow-covered roadways.

Places in Kansas and Missouri saw a foot or more of snow on Thursday, and spent Friday digging out and clearing its miles of roadways. Impressive totals included 18 inches in the southern Kansas town of Zenda; 17 inches in Hays, Kan.; 13
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