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Winter storm causes power outages, closes schools

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013 6:00 am

(AP) — Blinding snow and freezing rain, at times accompanied by thunder and lightning, bombarded much of the nation's midsection Thursday, causing power outages, shutting down large swaths of interstate highways and forcing schools, businesses and even state legislatures to close.

Scattered electric outages crept across Arkansas as the effects of the winter storm intensified.

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