Winter Storm Causes Havoc From Midwest to East Coast

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A winter blast of snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures created headaches for travelers across the Midwest Tuesday, pushing cars and tractor-trailer rigs off highways, the Associated Press reported.Whiteout conditions caused accidents in several states, and blizzard warnings remained in effect in parts of Illinois and Indiana through midnight Tuesday, AP said.Flights were canceled in several major hubs, including Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland and Cincinnati.More than 600 road accidents were reported Tuesday in Ohio alone, CNN reported, with more than 60 involving injuries.As the storm pushed eastward, the National Weather Service issued winter storm watches and warnings extending from Iowa and Missouri across the Ohio Valley into parts of New England. By midday, snow or freezing rain were falling from Iowa to the mid-Atlantic states.At least four traffic deaths were blamed on the snow and ice — three in Nebraska and one in Missouri — and a tornado killed one person in Louisiana, AP reported.