02 Feb '11, 4pm

Epic winter storm hits US

Epic winter storm hits US

CHICAGO - The central United States was caught in the grip of a historic winter storm on Wednesday, buried by drifting snow and sleet that ground air and road travel to a halt. The storm - one of the largest winter storms since the 1950s, according to NASA - stretched for more than 3,000 kilometres (2,000 miles) from Texas to the northeastern state of Maine, and forecasters warned trying to get around could be deadly. "Do not travel!" the National Weather Service warned. Blizzard, winter storm and freezing rain warnings were issued for more than half of the 50 US states, and thunderstorms and driving rain drenched the warmer, southern end of the storm in Louisiana and Mississippi. Officials warned the public to stay at home rather than try to brave the crippling and potentially record-breaking storm. "Travel will be dangerous and life-threatening due to dramatically reduce...

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