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As winter storm moves across US, ice becomes bigger concern

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Fri, 2022-02-04 05:31

CHICAGO: About 350,000 homes and businesses lost power across the US on Thursday as freezing rain and snow weighed down tree limbs and encrusted power lines, part of a winter storm that caused a deadly tornado in Alabama, dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest and brought rare measurable snowfall and hundreds of power outages to parts of Texas.
Storm conditions also caused headaches for travelers across the country as airlines canceled more than 9,000 flights scheduled for Thursday or Friday in the US.

A man clears snow from his car on Feb. 2, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois, amid a massive storm working its way across the US Midwest. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)
Fuel tanks are covered in snow and ice at an Exxon Mobile Pipeline facility on Feb. 03, 2022 in Irving, Texas amid a winter storm sweeping the midwest and eastern US. (John Moore/Getty Images/AFP)
Snow continues to fall in Near Southside on Feb. 3, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram via AP)
A motorist clears snow from the windows of a sports-utility vehicle as a winter storm sweeps over the US intermountain West on Feb. 2, 2022, in Denver, Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Motorist drive on N Buckner Blvd. covered with ice and snow along White Rock Lake on Feb. 3, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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