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Tyler Courtney snow plows from his driveway Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in Canton, Ohio as a winter storm swept across the Midwest.
NBC and msnbc.com news services report:
Snow was expected to continue through Friday, with accumulations reaching 6 to 12 inches in parts of Maine, according to Accuweather.com. The snow was set to push farther north, spreading across the rest of Maine later on Thursday.
In the Midwest, snowfall totals climbed up to half a foot across areas of Wisconsin and Michigan by mid-afternoon with snow coming down in parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and Indiana as well.
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A lone commuter walks by the snow-covered 26-foot-tall sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, by Seward Johnson, Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2012, on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.
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Michael Hambro walks his dog, Kayla, on a snowy road Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in East Montpelier, Vt.
Wind and snow hit Cleveland producing below-average temperatures, and Buffalo, N.Y., saw more than six inches of snow. Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Seidel joins NBC's Brian Williams from Cleveland, Ohio.