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US digs out from one winter storm as another looms

Published on Feb 23, 2013 6:21 AM
 
University of Iowa students walk past a snowbank after a winter storm on Feb 22, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. The central United States (US) was digging out from a massive winter storm on day while East Coast residents were preparing for a whopper set to strike over the weekend. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

CHICAGO (AFP) - The central United States (US) was digging out from a massive winter storm on day while East Coast residents were preparing for a whopper set to strike over the weekend.

The weakened storm was nonetheless still packing a punch, snarling traffic and cancelling hundreds of flights as it hovered over the Great Lakes region.

A United Airlines plane slid off a runway in Cleveland on Friday morning, but officials said nobody was hurt.

The National Weather Service warned that parts of New England could get over 30cm of snow on Saturday and Sunday, adding to the huge drifts caused by two other storms that struck in the past couple weeks.

 
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