Photos: Deadly blizzard pushes through region

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1 This photo provided by the Iowa State Patrol shows the scene of a 25-vehicle pileup that killed three people Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 north of Des Moines, Iowa. Authorities said drivers were blinded by blowing snow and didn't see vehicles that had slowed or stopped on Interstate 80 about 60 miles north of Des Moines. A chain reaction of crashes involving semitrailers and passenger cars closed down a section of the highway. 
2 A worker uses a snowbroom to clear sidewalks outside the Mayo building in Rochester Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. 
3 Flags fly during a gust of wind and snow in front of the Plummer Building in downtown Rochester, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. 
4 A man uses a snowplow to clear the sidewalks of downtown Rochester, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. 
5 Abe Algadi, a worker with Outdoor Services Inc., shovels snow in downtown Rochester Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. 
6 A snowplow clears parts of 1st Street SW in Rochester, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. 
7 A small vehicle travels the sidewalks near downtown Rochester, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. 
8 A woman crosses the street in downtown Rochester, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. 
9 Westbound Interstate 90 was temporarily blocked by a jack-knifed semi-trailer Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, morning west of the Rushford, Minn., exit. 
10 Winona, Minn., police assist in detouring traffic on westbound Interstate 90 at the Winona exit Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, morning near Wilson, Minn. A jack-knifed semi-trailer was blocking both lanes a traffic near the Rushford exit. 
11 State Patrol officer Tim Freden investigates the wreckage from a rollover crash on Interstate 90 east of Austin, Minn., Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2012. 
12 Laurie Molle snowblows her driveway Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, morning at her home on Seventh Street in Goodview, Minn. 
13 Math teacher Sandra Hohnstadt walks through the blowing snow along West Sixth Street to Cotter High School on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, morning in Winona, Minn. 
14 Children make their way up the hill at Bluffside Park while sledding Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Winona, Minn. 
15 From left, Daniel Meier, 11, Matthew Thorn, 11, and Logan Smith, 12 all of Winona, Minn., share a sled while sledding down the hill at Bluffside Park Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Winona, Minn. 
16 A red barn stands out during a snow storm early in the town of Fairfield, Wis. The State Patrol had warned motorists to stay home as a paralyzing winter storm bore down on Wisconsin, the first significant snowstorm to hit southern Wisconsin in two winters. 
17 A statue of the Mayo brothers, Dr. Charlie, left, and Dr. Will brave the weather in front of the Gonda building in Rochester, Minn., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.