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Sprawling Winter Storms Cut Off Power to 100,000, Delay Flights

Brian K. Sullivan

(Bloomberg) -- Winter storms that delivered cold rain and ice to much of the Northeast and snow to the Midwest left more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power and caused more than 500 flight delays.

The storms also produced treacherous road conditions, reduced visibility and knocked down power lines in an area that stretched from North Dakota, Minnesota and northern Wisconsin to upstate New York, Vermont and Maine, the U.S. National Weather Service reported on Monday. More than 20 million people were under winter alerts.

While heavy snow hit some parts of New York state, the city was largely spared with temperatures as high as 44 degrees Fahrenheit (6.7 Celsius) keeping the precipitation as rain, the weather service reported. By Tuesday, the worst is expected to be over with the New York metropolitan area forecast to dry out before the New Year’s holiday.

--With assistance from Christopher Martin and Ros Krasny.

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