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Nathan Lee, 5, uses a "wovel" to remove snow from his driveway along Megan Drive, in State College, Pa. A major winter storm hit Centre County Wednesday and the clean up continues Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

Winter storms hit U.S.

December 30, 2012

A winter storm system that blew

through Christmas Day with Gulf Coast tornadoes and snow in the nation's

midsection headed for the Northeast, spreading blizzard conditions that slowed holiday travel all week. The death toll rose to six with car accidents on snow and highways.