Blizzard socks Midwest with 20 inches of snow

Pedestrians make their way to a Minnesota college basketball game against Eastern Kentucky on the University of Minnesota campus during a snowstorm in Minneapolis, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

December 11, 2010 9:55:19 PM PST
A powerful snowstorm socked the upper Midwest on Saturday with as much as 20 inches of snow, forcing authorities to close roads across five states as heavy winds made for treacherous driving conditions.