UPDATE: Second winter storm in days blasts central U.S.; three deaths blamed on blizzard

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 2:51 p.m. CST; updated 5:14 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 26, 2013

KANSAS CITY — For the second time in a week, a major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow atop cities still choked with piles from the previous system and making travel perilous from the Oklahoma panhandle to the Great Lakes.