LAPORTE, Ind. -- At least 11 deaths are being blamed on the stormy weather that's been pounding the upper Midwest.
Four people have died in traffic accidents. A 79-year-old man snow-blowing the end of his driveway in Wisconsin was killed when a plow truck backed into him.
Another Wisconsin man died when a metal shed collapsed from the heavy snow, pinning him under snow and debris.
Four men in Michigan and one in Minnesota died after shoveling or blowing snow.
In Indiana, authorities have been busy trying to free cars trapped in drifting snow. Police say more than 70 cars got stuck on one stretch of road near Valparaiso (val-puh-RAY'-zoh). All the occupants are all said to be safe. Some had been stuck for as long as 12 hours.
Bone-chilling cold has moved in behind the snow, with wind chills below zero in many places.
Schools in Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and other states shut down because of the snow and cold.