Flock of Canada geese on ice in Ohio [Photo]

Canada Geese make their way across ice forming off the Ohio River at Four Seasons Marina on Wednesday in Cincinnati.

A family of snowmen in Indiana [Photo]

A family of snowmen are all smiles with the snow and cold temperatures Wednesday along Seneca Lane in West Lafayette, Ind. A large portion of the nation was hit by a strong winter storm packing lots of ice, snow and wind.

Matt Zimmerman stands on the balcony at Mizzou Arena [Photo]

Matt Zimmerman talks on the phone while in favorite place to take calls, the balcony overlooking the practice court at the Mizzou Arena. Matt Zimmerman is the assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers basketball team.

Matt Zimmerman at his desk in Mizzou Arena [Photo]

Matt Zimmerman sits at his desk while he makes calls at Mizzou Arena in November. Matt Zimmerman is the assistant coach for the Missouri Tigers basketball team.

Archie Smith watches as snow is loaded on a dump truck [Photo]

Columbia Transit bus driver Archie Smith watches as snow is loaded into a dump truck on Broadway on Wednesday. "Mother Nature, man," said Smith about the snowfall. "Our time was due."

Snow surrounds a bench in Stephens Lake Park [Photo]

Wind-sculpted ridges in the snow surround an empty bench at Stephens Lake Park on Wednesday. No people were out at the park early Wednesday morning.

An abandoned car on Brenda Lane [Photo]

A vehicle rests abandoned on the side of Brenda Lane near East Walnut Street on Wednesday morning, seemingly unable to make it up the street near Stephens Lake Park.

Jason Crowley and Zach Coch dig out a car [Photo]

Jason Crowley and Zack Coch help remove snow from cars on Wednesday at Ashland Manor Apartments. Crowley and Coch, both employees at Poehlmann Lawn & Landscape, had been clearing snow around the Columbia area since the beginning of the storm on Tuesday. "Yesterday was the worst," Coch said. "This is easy."

Piles of snow in Massachusetts [Photo]

A youngster walks by a large snow pile in a shopping center parking lot in Lawrence, Mass., on Wednesday. The second wave of a two-part monster storm is spreading snow and freezing rain throughout the Northeast. More than 17 inches fell in Columbia.

Downed power lines in Ohio [Photo]

An American Electric Power worker clears a tree from a power line Wednesday in Canton, Ohio. An ice storm left hundreds of thousands in the dark across Ohio on Wednesday and gave way to melting slush before plunging temperatures and high winds threatened to bring new outages and a repeat of treacherous, icy conditions.

A giant snowman in New York [Photo]

Jack Zackey plows snow in front of a large snowman on display at a coffee shop during the winter weather in Clarence, N.Y., on Wednesday,

Clearing walks in Oklahoma [Photo]

Cox Convention Center employee Mike Parsons clears snow off the sidewalk in front of the Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

A dump truck carries snow past Columbia City Hall [Photo]

A dump truck filled with snow from downtown streets drives west on Broadway past Columbia City Hall on Wednesday morning.

Pedestrians use paths in the streets downtown [Photo]

Pedestrians navigate downtown Wednesday morning using paths created by street plows since most sidewalks remain unshoveled. City crews were working through the night and morning to try to clear snow piles, many exceeding 6 feet in height, from the centers of downtown streets.

Chris Gebhardt walks past a snow drift on Broadway [Photo]

Chris Gebhardt walks past a snow drift across Broadway on Wednesday morning. Gebhardt was taking photos of his wife, Deb Rust, outside of Tellers, which the couple owns.

Michael Marcum clears a sidewalk on Ninth Street [Photo]

Michael Marcum clears the sidewalk in front of Makes Scents on Ninth Street on Wednesday.

Enjoli Gavin digs out her car [Photo]

Enjoli Gavin scrapes off her car using her hand and a dust pan Tuesday morning in a parking lot off Walnut Street. Gavin was out cleaning her car in case she had to go to work.

Downloadable Wednesday edition [Document]

Download a PDF version of Wednesday's Missourian here.


Tuesday's snowfall total was 17.5", making it the second-largest 24-hour total on record for Columbia.

Downloadable Wednesday edition [Document]

Download a PDF version of Wednesday's Missourian here.