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Blizzard conditions bear down on central US, closing schools and highways

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A winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to the Midwest region of the United States. The storm is set to hit on Monday and last through Tuesday, causing school closures and highway shutdowns. The affected area spans from Colorado to Michigan, including parts of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. Snowfall could range from 8 to 12 inches, with some areas potentially experiencing higher amounts. Residents have been stocking up on essentials in preparation for the storm. Travel conditions have become dangerous, with closures of major interstates and reports of vehicles sliding off the roads. The storm is impacting various aspects of daily life, including court closures, changes to the campaign schedule for the Iowa caucuses, and concerns about power outages and flash flooding in New York. Additionally, another storm is expected to affect the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rockies.