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At least 5 dead as winter storm sweeps US Midwest

IANS  |  Chicago 

A winter has swept through the where at least five persons were killed in road crashes, media reported.

was worst hit, with the National Service reporting more than a foot of snow. The covered roads and made driving dangerous, reported on Sunday.

Most of the flights at in were either cancelled or delayed.

By Saturday afternoon, troopers had responded to more than 3,000 calls for help, involving more than 700 crashes and 1,300 stranded vehicles.

In central Missouri, about 12,000 households and businesses suffered power failure at one point, media reported.

The snowstorm also hit Chicago, the third largest US city, which has put a winter advisory.

map of the shows the snowstorm moved into and from the Rockies on Friday, then went eastward into Missouri, Iowa, and

It is expected that the will bring three to six inches of snow to and some areas in northern and central parts of on Sunday before reaching into the region.



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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 11:42 IST