Snowed In

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 2:31pm

The massive winter storm punishing much of the country has hit Chicago especially hard.

A massive winter storm continues its icy grip on the mid-section of the country.

Especially hard hit is Chicago, where more than 19 inches of snow fell in a 24 hour period.

Traffic on Lake Shore Drive, the city's major thoroughfare along Lake Michigan, was frozen.

At least 100 cars and the people inside them were stuck for upwards of 12 hours until the fire department managed to get to them by snowmobile.

Eventually, rescue crews got to all the people before their cars were swallowed up by the snow and got them out safely.

Their cars had to be towed.

Elsewhere in Chicago the wind tossed chunks of the Wrigley Field roof on to the street below.

At O'Hare and Midway airports a combined 2,000 flights were canceled.

Right now, Detroit's airport is getting it's wave of cancellations.

In Dallas more icy conditions come at an especially bad time with all the Super Bowl preparations.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was closed for several hours, but has since reopened.
 

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