Hundreds Of Thousands Lose Power After U.S. Northeast Storm

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February 06, 2014 AT 3:34 PM
Utility crews worked on Thursday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in the U.S. Northeast after a snow and ice storm slammed the region, but flights began returning to normal after thousands of delays or cancellations. The latest in a series of winter blasts dumped up to a foot of snow on Wednesday and early Thursday on the Eastern Seaboard from Maryland to Maine. About 100 million people, or one-third of the U.S. population, lives in the region. The storm coated roads with ice and snapped tree limbs, knocking down power lines. Authorities said at least four deaths were storm-related.