Snowstorm dies down, Midwest travel woes tick up - Article Photos 6/22

A United States Postal Service worker brings the mail down Sylvanie Street, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in St. Joseph, Mo. Blinding snow, at times accompanied by thunder and lightning, bombarded much of the nation's midsection Thursday, causing whiteout conditions, shutting down large swaths of interstate highways and forcing schools, businesses and even state legislatures to close. (AP Photo/The St. Joseph News-Press, Matt Reid)