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US Midwest Braces for Weekend of Freezing Rain, Ice

A thick glaze of ice covered roads from Oklahoma to southern Illinois Friday in a winter storm that caused numerous wrecks, forced school cancellations, grounded flights and prompted dire warnings for people to stay home. Winter storms are typically associated with heavy snowfall, but the one hammering the southern Plains and Midwest dumped freezing rain, a condition even harder for road crews to treat. A slick roadway was suspected in a fatal wreck in Missouri, where long stretches of...

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