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Long lines, long wait for power after ice storm

ice-stormTwo-week delay possible for hundreds of thousands; new deaths feared

CADIZ, Ky. – Hundreds of thousands of ice storm victims hunkered down in frigid homes and shelters Thursday, expecting to spend at least a week without power and waiting in long lines to buy generators, firewood, groceries and bottled water.

Utility companies in Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, Arkansas and West Virginia warned that many of the estimated 1.3 million homes and businesses left without electricity wouldn’t have power back before Saturday at the earliest, and at worst, as late as mid-February.

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