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Storm brings blanket of snow to Midwest states

Storm brings blanket of snow to Midwest states

People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after a storm system dumped up to to 20 inches of snow across parts of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

The first significant snowstorm of the season created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations.

The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday, would continue in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan before heading northeast into Canada late Saturday. Much colder air was forecast to spill across the Midwest behind the storm.

In the southern Wisconsin town of Janesville, between...