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February 28, 2013

Storm brings deaths, travel problems, power losses


Back in the Midwest, about 100 flights in and out of Chicago's airports were canceled for Wednesday, according to the air traffic tracking website Flights into O'Hare International Airport were being delayed an average of about an hour at one point Wednesday.

In Missouri, a Kansas City man's neighbors may be part of the reason he's alive after he suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow. The ambulance became stuck Tuesday while rushing to his home, said fire department spokesman James Garrett. While rescue workers ran the rest of the way to treat the man, as many as 20 people helped free the vehicle.

Elsewhere, authorities said no one was injured after a train collided with a car that was stuck in snow on railroad tracks in Woodward, Okla., where at least 15 inches of snow fell. The motorist tried to drive over the train tracks Wednesday morning but became trapped on the snow-covered road, Oklahoma City television station KWTV reported.

Authorities say the driver was able to exit the car safely but couldn't push the vehicle from the tracks before the train smashed into it. The car was totaled in the collision.


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