December 20, 2011
Emergency responders assist victims of a multiple-vehicle accident Tuesday on westbound Interstate 40 about 15 miles west of Amarillo, Texas. Travelers in the Texas Panhandle were urged to stay off ice-packed roads Tuesday after up to 10 inches of snow covered parts of the region.
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A deadly storm that halted travel throughout the Great Plains weakened Tuesday as it headed east into Missouri and toward the Great Lakes, and officials reopened interstates in areas where motorists had been forced to adjust holiday plans mid-trip.