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Upper Midwest faces dismal commute with storm


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A winter storm that blew through the upper Midwest over the long Presidents Day weekend has coated roads with ice and snow.

Residents of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin who didn't get the Monday holiday off are facing what's expected to be a dismal commute. Officials are urging people to stay off the roads if possible, rather than risk driving on icy roads or through wind-driven snow.

Hundreds of flights were canceled at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and at Detroit's Metro Wayne County airport as the storm started moving through Sunday.

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