Flooding hits Midwest

Associated Press
A section of a car can be seen in a gaping sinkhole that opened up a residential street on Chicago's South Side after a cast iron water main dating back to 1915 broke during a massive rain storm Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Chicago. The hole spanned the entire width of the road and chewed up grassy areas abutting the sidewalk. Two of the cars that disappeared inside had been parked, but a third was being driven when the road buckled and caved in. Only the hood of one of the vehicles could be seen peeking from the chasm.(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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