Storm May Leave Thousands In Darkness For Days

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) A winter storm is slamming into the northeast today after coating parts of the country from the southern plains east with ice and leaving at least 19 dead in its wake.

Tree limbs caked with ice crashed onto roads and power lines in Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma, keeping thousands without power.

More than a foot of snow is forecast in New Hampshire today, prompting the legislature to call off a session.

Utility companies and road crews are preparing for the worst while officials in already hard-hit areas warn it may be days before all electricity is back on.

Utility officials trying to cope with the ice say power lines are still breaking.

Winter storm warnings are posted from Arkansas to Maine, while ice storm warnings continue for parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

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