Lights out for 1M; Northeast slammed by snow, ice, rain after storm leaves Midwest

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 5, 2014 - 10:00 PM

More than a million homes and businesses were left in darkness and cold Wednesday after snow, sleet and freezing rain moved into the Northeast. The region's second winter storm of the week canceled classes, closed government and business offices and sent cars and trucks sliding on slippery roads and highways. Around a foot of snow fell in some states. Moving in overnight from the Midwest, where it wreaked similar havoc, the storm tested the region already battered by a series of heavy snows and below-freezing temperatures this winter.

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