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Snow storm spreads through central US

As much as a foot of snow fell across the Midwest as the second big winter storm in a week barreled through on its way to the northeast.

world Updated: Dec 16, 2007 08:51 IST

As much as a foot (30 centimeters) of snow fell across the Midwest as the second big winter storm in a week barreled through on its way to the northeast.

More than 200 flights were canceled because of the weather on Saturday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, one of the nation's busiest, and all other flights were delayed an hour, said Chicago Department of Aviation spokesman Gregg Cunningham. The problem was limited visibility in the falling snow, said United Airlines spokeswoman Robin Urbanski.

Tens of thousands of people still lacked electricity after a storm earlier in the week slammed Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. That storm was blamed for at least 38 deaths, mostly in traffic accidents.

Winter storm warnings and watches extended Saturday across nearly a dozen central states, the National Weather Service said. As much as 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow was forecast in sections of southern Michigan, with 10 inches (25 centimeters) possible in Detroit.