AEST 09:05, Wed Feb 27 2013
A powerful winter storm has battered the Midwestern region of the US in the past few days.
Oklahoma, Texas and parts of Kansas were just recovering from an extreme blizzard that hit last week only to be enveloped in snow once more.
Many areas are reporting up to 17 inches (43 cm) of snow with winds of up to 30 miles (48 km) per hour reported in several regions.
Pedestrians walk down snowswept streets in Kansas.