Northbound I-29 in Kansas City, Mo. is littered with stranded vehicles Thursday Feb. 21, 2013, after the Kansas City area was pounded with rapidly accumulating snow. Powdery snow bombarded much of the nation's midsection Thursday, leaving as much as 17 inches in some places, shutting down airports, schools and state legislatures. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Keith Myers)
Gallery: Winter storm bottles up Midwest
Feb. 22, 2013 @ 01:11 PM
A powerful snowstorm hit much of the Midwest Thursday, creating large snow drifts on many roadways, making navigating the slick conditions a challenge. Accidents and slide-offs were reported from Kansas to Michigan as the storm pushed east Friday.leaving difficult travel conditions.