Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by last weekend’s ice storm.
The frigid temperatures that cloaked a region from the Great Lakes to New England meant that ice remained on power lines and tree limbs. Officials worried that wind gusts of more than 20 mph could bring down more branches and that 2 to 6 inches of snow in places today would hamper line crews trying to get to remote spots.
The ice storm last weekend was one of the worst to hit during this time of year and repair crews were working around the clock to restore service.
Authorities blamed the storm for 17 deaths in the U.S. and 10 in Canada. Read a full report here.