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Ice, power outages linger after storm

Snow reduced visibility and made driving treacherous in Muskegon, Mich., early on Monday.
Ken Stevens/The Muskegon Chronicle via AP
Snow reduced visibility and made driving treacherous in Muskegon, Mich., early on Monday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 flight cancellations nationwide on Monday, and thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.

The storm covered parts of North Texas in ice over the weekend and then moved east. Below-zero temperatures crowned the top of the United States from Idaho to Minnesota, where many roads still had an inch-thick plate of ice.

Some of the most difficult conditions were in North Texas. More than 22,000 Dallas-area homes and businesses were still without power on Monday, according to electric utility Oncor.

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More than half of the nation’s flight cancellations on Monday were at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, dominated by American Airlines. About 650 travelers were stranded there Sunday night.

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The storm dumped snow through the Mid-Atlantic region, with more snow expected Monday night.

Power outages were reported in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area after freezing rain, wet snow, and sleet.

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