U.S. midwest hit with snowstorm

Chicago and other parts of the U.S. midwest were hit by a severe late winter snowstorm on March 5. Many parts of Washington, D.C. have shut down today as they brace for the storm's migration westward.

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: The sculpture "Cloud Gate", commonly known as "the bean," is covered in snow on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: The sculpture "Cloud Gate", commonly known as "the bean," is covered in snow on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 6: (AFP OUT) A White House staffer walks to the West Wing during a snow storm at the White House March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. The snow forced all major school systems in the area to close, including today's White House press briefing . (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
White House Press Briefing Canceled Due To Snow
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 6: (AFP OUT) A White House staffer walks to the West Wing during a snow storm at the White House March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. The snow forced all major school systems in the area to close, including today's White House press briefing . (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Pedestrians cross the Chicago River on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Pedestrians cross the Chicago River on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Arturo Garcia (L) and Ricardo Perez clear snow from Riverside Plaza on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Arturo Garcia (L) and Ricardo Perez clear snow from Riverside Plaza on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: A pedestrian shields himself with an umbrella as he walks down the street on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: A pedestrian shields himself with an umbrella as he walks down the street on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Jennifer Mosby crosses the Adams Street bridge over the Chicago River on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Jennifer Mosby crosses the Adams Street bridge over the Chicago River on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: A pedestrian crosses the street as snow falls on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: A pedestrian crosses the street as snow falls on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: A pedestrian walks by a snow-covered statue in front of the Chicago Board of Trade on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: A pedestrian walks by a snow-covered statue in front of the Chicago Board of Trade on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: The sculpture "Cloud Gate", commonly known as "the bean," is covered in snow on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: The sculpture "Cloud Gate", commonly known as "the bean," is covered in snow on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Pedestrians wait to cross the street on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Late Season Midwest Winter Storm Brings Snow To Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 5: Pedestrians wait to cross the street on March 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Adam Gehres from Petoskey Middle School in Petoskey, Michigan runs to catch up with his class after visiting the Martin Luther King Memorial on March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late-season winter snowstorm is forecasted to hit the Washington area and is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Late Winter Snowstorm Hits Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Adam Gehres from Petoskey Middle School in Petoskey, Michigan runs to catch up with his class after visiting the Martin Luther King Memorial on March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late-season winter snowstorm is forecasted to hit the Washington area and is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Students from Petoskey Middle School in Petoskey, Michigan visit the Martin Luther King Memorial on March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late-season winter snowstorm is forecasted to hit the Washington area and is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Late Winter Snowstorm Hits Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Students from Petoskey Middle School in Petoskey, Michigan visit the Martin Luther King Memorial on March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late-season winter snowstorm is forecasted to hit the Washington area and is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Students from Petoskey Middle School in Petoskey, Michigan pose for pictures in front of the Martin Luther King Memorial on March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late-season winter snowstorm is forecasted to hit the Washington area and is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Late Winter Snowstorm Hits Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Students from Petoskey Middle School in Petoskey, Michigan pose for pictures in front of the Martin Luther King Memorial on March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late-season winter snowstorm is forecasted to hit the Washington area and is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Workers use shovels and brooms to remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Late Winter Snowstorm Hits Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Workers use shovels and brooms to remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Workers use shovels and brooms to remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Late Winter Snowstorm Hits Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: Workers use shovels and brooms to remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: U.S. Capitol Police officer Alex Rys' hat is dusted with snow as he patrols on Capitol Hill March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Late Winter Snowstorm Hits Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: U.S. Capitol Police officer Alex Rys' hat is dusted with snow as he patrols on Capitol Hill March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: A wet and heavy mixture of rain and snow covers the north side of the bronze Statue of Freedom on the top of the U.S. Capitol Dome March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Late Winter Snowstorm Hits Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: A wet and heavy mixture of rain and snow covers the north side of the bronze Statue of Freedom on the top of the U.S. Capitol Dome March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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