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Storm snarls travel; power outages persist

December 9, 2013 • Business


This photo provided by the Yonkers Police Department shows vehicles early Monday morning, Dec 9, 2013, after they were involved in an accident in Yonkers, N.Y. Westchester County police say the accident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday on the Bronx River Parkway near Desmond Avenue. Roads were reported slick from the storm that produced a mixture of light snow and rain. (AP Photo/Yonkers Police Department)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.

The storm covered parts of North Texas in ice over the weekend and then moved East. Below-zero temperatures crowned the top of the U.S. from Idaho to Minnesota, where many roads still had an inch-thick plate of ice, polished smooth by traffic and impervious to ice-melting chemicals, making intersections an adventure.

Many travelers wished they were home, and people in homes without power wished they were somewhere else.

Some of the most difficult conditions were in North Texas. More than 22,000 Dallas-area homes and businesses were still without power on Monday, according to electric utility Oncor. That was down from 270,000 on Friday. Dallas students Login to read more

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