Flooding hits Midwest

Associated Press
An abandoned car bobs in standing water under an overpass Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Chicago.  Blasts of torrential rain and widespread flooding forced authorities to shut segments of major expressways, and hundreds of flights were scrapped. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Heavy rains and flooding have slammed the Midwest region, shutting major expressways, delaying commuter trains for hours, cancelling flights and closing dozens of suburban schools.

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