21 Dec 2012 at 9:54a.m.

US snowstorm strands holidaymakers (PHOTOS)

The first widespread snowstorm of the season has crawled across the midwestern US, with whiteout conditions stranding holiday travellers. Read the article >

  • Donald Pettit and Kimberlee Taylor help push the car as Hailey Pettit (in car) pumps the gas to get the car free from the snow in Cedar Falls (Reuters)

  • Michael Tweedt directs Hailey Pettit (in car) as Kimberlee Taylor helps push the car free from the snow Cedar Falls (Reuters)

  • Kimberlee Taylor works to get her car free after the snow the plow trapped her car in with snow in Cedar Falls (Reuters)

  • Snow is caked on a stop sign on Fletcher Avenue in Waterloo (Reuters)

  • Snow blows across US Highway 218 as near whiteout conditions begin in Waterloo (Reuters)

  • Snow blows and creates drifts around cars on Seerley Boulevard in Cedar Falls (Reuters)

  • Mail carrier Mike Perkins delivers mail in the snow along Elston Avenue in Waterloo (Reuters)

  • Snow blows over cars on Seerley Boulevard in Cedar Falls (Reuters)