DURATION: 1:38

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SHOTLIST:

SOURCE - KMTV - COURTESY, EMBARGO OMAHA

Location - Date: Omaha, Nebraska / February 21, 2013

1. Wide, Day, highway, snow

2. Wide, road, vehicles, snow

3. Wide, highway, snow

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SOURCE: KAKE - COURTESY, EMBARGO WICHITA, EMBARGO KTKA

Location/Date: Wichita, Kansas / February 21, 2013

4. Close. Day. Police car covered in snow

5. Wide. Snow-covered police car

6. SOUNDBITE: No Name Available(Transcript Below)

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SOURCE: KMIZ - COURTESY, EMBARGO COLUMBIA, MO./JEFFERSON CITY

Location/Date: Columbia, Missouri / February 21, 2013

7 . Wide, Day, Snowy highway with stalled cars

8. Wide. Night. Car in snow on side of road

9. Wide, Cars stalled in snow along highway

10. Wide. Bulldozer driving

11. SOUNDBITE: Travis Koestner / Missouri Department of Transportation

(transcript below)

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SOURCE: KAKE - COURTESY, EMBARGO WICHITA, EMBARGO KTKA

Location/Date: Reno County, Kansas / February 21, 2013

12. Wide. Day. Truck and police vehicle on side of road

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SOURCE: WIBW - COURTESY WIBW, EMBARGO TOPEKA, EMBARGO KTKA

Location/Date: Topeka, Kansas / February 21, 2013

13. SOUNDBITE: Major. General. Lee Tafanelli / Adjutant General, Kansas National Guard (transcript below)

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SOURCE: KAKE - COURTESY, EMBARGO WICHITA, EMBARGO KTKA

Location/Date: Wichita, Kansas / February 21, 2013

14. Wide. Day. Plane stuck in snow on runway

15. Wide. Pan from airport to stuck plane

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SOURCE - KMTV - COURTESY, EMBARGO OMAHA

Location - Date: Omaha, Nebraska / February 21, 2013

16. Wide. Day. Thick snow on airport runway

17. SOUNDBITE: (Man in airport) No Name Available (transcript below)

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SOURCE: KMIZ - COURTESY, EMBARGO COLUMBIA, MO./JEFFERSON CITY

Location/Date: Columbia, Missouri / February 21, 2013

18. Mid. Day.Snow, cars, traffic

19. Wide. Dusk. Cars and trucks stuck in snow on highway

20. Wide. Dusk. Snowplow

21. Wide. Night. Cars and trucks stuck on highway (two angles)

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

TRACK-1

THE STORM SYSTEM THAT DROPPED HUGE LAYERS OF SNOW ON THE MIDWEST THURSDAY IS NOW HITTING THE UPPER MIDWEST.

ON THURSDAY, THE STORM LEFT ACCUMULATIONS RANGING UP TO ONE AND A HALF FEET IN KANSAS, MISSOURI AND NEBRASKA.

SNOW WAS PILED SO HIGH, EVEN POLICE AND FIRST RESPONDERS HAD A HARD TIME GETTING AROUND.

SOUNDBITE (KAKE) (NO NAME)

'So the officers themselves have to come out and we have to shovel snow. We have to get two or three additional officers out to push him out of the stall. So it just takes us time.'

TRACK-2

HUNDREDS OF ACCIDENTS AND TWO DEATHS ARE NOW BLAMED ON ICY, SLUSHY ROADS.

LONG STRETCHES OF INTERSTATE 70 WERE SHUT DOWN IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI.

WORKERS ARE STILL TRYING TO CLEAR ROADS.

SOUNDBITE: (KMIZ) TRAVIS KOESTNER / MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

'Depends on what Mother Nature brings us as far as more weather. But hopefully by tomorrow evening we'll have a, we'll have made really good ground on getting it removed from highways.

TRACK-3

THE KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MADE SEARCHING FOR STRANDED MOTORISTS A TOP PRIORITY.

SOUNDBITE (WIBW) Major. General. Lee Tafanelli / Adjutant General, Kansas National Guard

'We'll use the National Guard with humvees to get to those areas that currently, local law enforcement and highway patrol may have difficulty getting to.

TRACK-4

THE SNOW WAS SO THICK IN WICHITA, KANSAS, A PLANE GOT STUCK ON THE RUNWAY SHORTLY AFTER LANDING.

KANSAS CITY'S AIRPORT WAS COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN ON THURSDAY, WHILE HUNDREDS OF FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED THROUGHOUT THE REGION.

SOUNDBITE (NO NAME) KMTV

'The airport's been good. People have been good. They haven't been cranky or mean or anything.'

TRACK-5

THE SNOWSTORM IS WELCOME NEWS FOR MANY FARMERS, WHO SAY THE SNOW STORM IS BRINGING DESPERATELY NEEDED MOISTURE.

A DROUGHT AND EXTREME HEAT DEVASTATED CORN AND OTHER CROPS LAST SUMMER.

ED DONAHUE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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RESTRICTIONS SUMMARY

KMTV - COURTESY, EMBARGO OMAHA

KAKE - COURTESY, EMBARGO WICHITA, EMBARGO KTKA

KMIZ - COURTESY, EMBARGO COLUMBIA, MO./JEFFERSON CITY

WIBW - COURTESY WIBW, EMBARGO TOPEKA, EMBARGO KTKA

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