WINTER WEATHER GRIPS MIDWEST
Michael Fuehne, left, and David Fellner Jr. strain as they push the car of Billy Brownlee out of a pile of snow after Brownlee went sideways while making a turn in Belleville, Ill., on Saturday. Multiple deaths on snow-slicked roads were reported in the Midwest as a winter storm swept the region this weekend, snarling traffic in several states and leaving thousands without power. The storm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies on Friday, then east into Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. More than a foot of snow has fallen in some places around St. Louis. Authorities say the storm has contributed to at least five traffic deaths. The system was spreading into the Mid-Atlantic region Saturday afternoon. Between 3 and 6 inches is expected in the Washington area, including parts of northern and central Maryland, by Sunday.