Snow Knocks Out Power, Cancels Flights

Winter storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of Midwest homes and businesses moved into the East on Monday with a dicey mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain that slowed travelers and tied up airlines once again.


Slippery conditions persisted on roads throughout Wisconsin on Sunday, leading to several fatal accidents. The Wisconsin State Patrol said blowing and drifting snow made portions of Interstate 43 in Walworth and Waukesha counties impassable for several hours Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service in Michigan warned of widespread snow, strong wind and near blizzard conditions in parts of the state, with up to a foot of snow.

In Pennsylvania, where hundreds of motorists had been stranded on an icy stretch of Interstate 78 during the storm two weeks ago, the roads early Monday were salted and plowed and were being inspected every two hours, PennDOT spokesman Ron Young said.

New York City sanitation workers were preparing for up to 7 inches of snow in their city Sunday and Monday. Some 2,000 plows and the sanitation department's 365 salt spreaders were ready to clear streets and roads citywide, authorities said.

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Associated Press writers Brian Witte in Baltimore and Brett Zongker in Washington contributed to this report.


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