Press Esc to close
Wednesday 05 August 2015
News updated at 5:57 PM IST
Weather
Max: 32°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Ice storm leaves 370,000 without power in US

Augusta, Dec 24, 2013 (AP):
A man walks past ice encrusted trees in Earl Bales Park following an ice storm in Toronto December 23, 2013. REUTERS

More than 370,000 homes and businesses were still without power today morning in parts of central and northeastern US after a weekend ice and snow storm rolled across the region.

More than 7,000 flights were behind schedule by yesterday night, many of those in New York, Washington and Chicago as people struggled to travel before Christmas.

At least 11 people in the US have been killed in the storm. In Canada, police said two people in Ontario are dead from carbon monoxide poisoning after using a gas generator to heat their blacked-out home northeast of Toronto.

In Toronto alone yesterday night, 11 people were taken to hospitals with signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. The region was under a cold alert, with temperatures expected to be well below freezing today.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said 115,000 customers were still awaiting power, and officials said some may not have it restored until after Christmas.

Some US states kept emergency shelters open for people who would be without power.
About 250,000 of the people without power were in Michigan, whose largest utilities said it'll be days before power is restored because of the difficulty of working around broken lines.

In Maine, the number of customers without power spiked to more than 100,000.
Untreated roads and sidewalks will remain a slippery, dangerous mess.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Police stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda, Madhya Pradesh...

Police stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda, Madhya Pradesh...

Officials and members of the rescue operation stand in a carriage of a derailed train near Harda...

Officials and members of the rescue operation stand in a carriage of a derailed train near Harda...

Police and members of the rescue operation stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda...

Police and members of the rescue operation stand at the site of a train derailment near Harda...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523