10 Midwest deaths blamed on storm swarming toward Northeast

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

At least 10 traffic deaths in the Midwest are being blamed on a winter storm system that is now unleashing snow, sleet and freezing rain on the Northeast.

Winter storm warnings are in effect in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and parts of New York state. On the other side of the sprawling system, warnings have been issued for parts of Michigan.

Hundreds of flights into the New York City area's airports have been delayed as long as two hours because of wind and ice.

Airlines at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are working to move travelers who were stranded when hundreds of flights were canceled yesterday.

Utility companies in Illinois say the lights are back on for most of the nearly 140,000 customers who lost electricity as ice weighed down power lines. The ice also had blacked out more than 14,000 customers around Iowa.

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