Blizzard Draco 2012: Live Update on Power Outages, Flight Cancellation, and Damage Report

News roundup:

2-3 foot drifts of snow have been reported in Dubuque, Iowa, with an average of 12.1 inches of snow coverage. Dang!

The National Guard is mobilizing in Wisconsin and Iowa, with over 200 soldiers mobilized to help. In Wisconsin, armores at Sussex, Oconomowoc, Portage, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Appleton, Beloit, Richland Center and two in Madison have been selected as staging areas and relief shelters for storm-stricken families. The Wisconsin State Patrol and the National Weather Service both urge Wisconsonites not to drive during the storm.

Snow of up to 1-2 inches an hour culminating at around a foot total are expected to hit "upper-Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes, targeting Iowa, Wisconsin, northern Illinois, northern Missouri and northern Michigan," reports Weather.com.

Finally, ouch! Check out this SUV crushed by a Mercedes-Benz sign in Mobile, Alabama: