CHICAGO - It's the first time in years that Chicago has shut down its Lake Shore Drive. Hundreds of motorists were stranded overnight after a series of accidents on the roadway.
The city has received 17 inches of snow, with more still possible. That's Chicago's share of the colossal blizzard that's roaring across a third of the country, from Texas to Maine. Public schools in Chicago are closed for the first time in 12 years.
There's as much as 1 1/2 feet of snow in Missouri, and a foot or more in Oklahoma and Indiana.
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