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Storm blasts central US with snow, ice and wind, killing 3

AP  |  Minneapolis (US) 

A system stretching from the to the buffeted the with heavy winds, rain, hail and snow, forcing flight cancellations, creating treacherous road conditions and killing at least three people, including a sleeping 2-year-old girl.

In the Upper Midwest, the early spring brought snow to a region pining for sunshine and warmth. More than 200 flights were cancelled today at Minneapolis-International Airport and blizzard conditions forced the airport in South Dakota's biggest city, Sioux Falls, to remain closed for a second straight day.

The Twins home game against the at Target Field was also snowed out today, marking the first back-to-back postponements of baseball games in the stadium's nine seasons. The Yankees and Tigers were rained out Saturday in

Authorities closed several highways in southwestern Minnesota, where no travel was advised, and driving conditions were difficult across the entire southern half of the state.

The Service predicted that a large swath of southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of and St. Paul, would get 23 to 38 centimetres of snow by the time the blows through on Sunday, though only a few inches had fallen on the area as of midday today.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 03:55 IST