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011212tvsnowburst.A post office patron carries packages outside the downtown Belleville post office just as a brief snowburst hit early Thursday afternoon.  After the initial snowfall moved through overnight and in the early morning hours, a large spinning low-pressure system caused the snow system to churn counter-clockwise over the Midwest, bringing waves of flurries or light snow periodically throughout the day.  The high winds were persistent as well, with numbing wind chill values all day too..TIM VIZER/BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS