The great (and by that we mean "massive," not "good") Groundhog Day
blizzard has mostly passed through the Midwest now, leaving 19 inches of snow or more in Chicago and more than a foot in other places. As the area starts to dig out, problems remain: stranded motorists in the Chicago area
, power outages in Indiana
Early in the storm, high winds tore through Chicago in addition to the heavy snow. Watch:
It looks like Chicago also experienced some "thundersnow" -- a thunderstorm during a snowstorm.
These photos from Chicago, Indiana and elsewhere also show how badly the Midwest was beaten by this massive storm. Cars stood little chance.
A car is barely visible behind drifting snow in Crown Point, Ind., southeast of Chicago.
Vehicles are stranded in Chicago.
Cars are buried in drifting snow in Chicago.
The sidewalk is impassable in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.
Snow piles up around cars in Chicago
More coverage from Surge Desk:
A foot and a half of snow covers this patio set in Crown Point, Ind.
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