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Winter whiteout slams central US

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Robert Miller, left, and J'Qwan Robinson help push a friend's car out of the snow Feb. 21, in St. Joseph, Mo.

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Stalled vehicles are seen during a blizzard as traffic backs up on a major thoroughfare in Overland Park, Kan., on Feb. 21.

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Tim Meece shovels a walk to help a friend Feb. 21 in Salina, Kan.

By Erin McClam and Matthew DeLuca, NBC News

Lumbering coast to coast, a winter storm hammered the Great Plains on Thursday, and more than a dozen more states were forecast to be hit in coming days.

Accidents were reported across the region, with one death: an Oklahoma teenager who was killed when his pickup truck skidded across a slushy road. Read full story

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A man stands next to car stuck in the snow during a blizzard in Kansas City, Kan., on Feb. 21.

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A car is stuck in a ditch after spinning out on Interstate 70 East near Lake St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 21.

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An American Airlines flight arrives as sleet falls at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, on Feb. 21.

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Gina Pucket shovels snow from her driveway in Salina, Kan., on the morning of Feb. 21.

Much of the Midwest is covered in a blanket of white as a massive winter storm has covered parts of Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas with over a foot of snow. NBC's John Yang reports.

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