Tens Of Thousands Likely Without Power Until Saturday; More Snow Is On The Way

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December 26, 2013 AT 7:05 AM
Tens of thousands in the Northeast and Midwest who spent Christmas in the dark and cold after a vicious ice storm are likely to be waiting until the weekend for their power to be restored, utility firms said early Thursday. For many people in Maine -- proportionally the hardest-hit state – there looked to be more misery on the way, with a second bout of snow and cold temperatures threatening to put even more people in the dark. More than 200,000 homes and businesses from Michigan to Maine were still off the grid as of 5 p.m. ET Wednesday after the winter storm covered huge areas in several inches of ice, downing trees and power lines.