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Midwest works to dig out of heavy snow

Lloyd Anderson, 88, uses a snowblower with a canopy to clear his driveway on Lover's Lane in St. Joseph, Mo., on Feb. 26. A major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow atop cities still choked with piles from the previous system and making travel perilous from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Great Lakes.
Lloyd Anderson, 88, uses a snowblower with a canopy to clear his driveway on Lover's Lane in St. Joseph, Mo., on Feb. 26. A major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow atop cities still choked with piles from the previous system and making travel perilous from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the Great Lakes.Sait Serkan Gurbuz / The St. Joseph News-Press via AP

“We have roofs collapsing all over town,” Woodward, Okla., Mayor Roscoe Hill Jr. told Reuters. “We really have a mess on our hands.”

The storm brought the February total in Wichita, Kan., to 21 inches, breaking a 100-year-old record for the month, NBC station KSN reported. A KSN reporter was covering the storm when a building collapsed under the weight of snow.

By Ian Johnston and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News

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