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Bitter cold, high winds hit upper Midwest, Great Lakes

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Bitter temperatures, high winds and blowing snow created whiteout havoc across parts of Michigan and the upper Midwest on Sunday, and forecasters said more cold, wintry conditions could be expected today. "Road conditions are dismal." The cold, windy weather affected much of the upper Midwest, from North Dakota and South Dakota across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and northern Iowa. Blinding snow in Pennsylvania led to a 68-car pileup along Interstate 81, killing at least one person and shutting down northbound lanes.

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U.S. EAST COAST - Punishing winds gusting as high as 60 mph swept across Virginia, Maryland and the District yesterday, tearing down trees, fanning fires and knocking out power to more than a quarter-million businesses and homes. Winds tore off sections of roofing, sent tree limbs crashing onto cars and into windows and tilted a church steeple. The wind, arriving with arctic air, spread wildfires across Virginia.
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