Snowstorm slams eastern US: 8 dead, power knocked out

Posted by Nicole Chavez, Joe Sutton and Jason Hanna | 17 November 2018 | 555 times

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A strong wintry storm still was dumping snow Friday in far northern New England after creating traffic havoc that claimed at least eight lives across the country's eastern half and knocked out power for tens of thousands of people.

A mix of rain, snow and ice that initially hit the Midwest caused headaches from the South to the Northeast, leaving up to a foot of snow in some parts of the latter and widespread freezing rain and ice accumulations elsewhere. Conditions prompted school closures, hours-long delays for commuters and hundreds of flight cancellations.

More than 400,000 customers were without power Friday morning in 17 states from Kentucky to Maine, according to poweroutage.us, in part due to freezing rain.

The storm brought the Northeast its first significant snow and ice accumulations of the season and was lingering Friday afternoon in New Hampshire and Maine. (CNN)


Source: News Express

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