A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
Car and driver are stopped in Derry, N.H. on a road littered with fallen trees and wires after an overnight ice storm Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. The ice storm knocked out power to more than a half-million homes and businesses in New England and upstate New York, and authorities say it could take days for all of them to get service back. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
Utility crews continue to work to restore electricity to more than 400,000 homes and businesses in six Northeastern states.
They're still without power three days after the region's devastating ice storm.
Power companies in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and upstate New York report a total of 423,200 customers are still without power. Crews from Canada and as far away as Virginia and Michigan are assisting in restoring power lines.
Many public schools are closed.
President George W. Bush has declared a state of emergency in New Hampshire and in nine of Massachusetts' 14 counties. He's directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide relief assistance.
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Maine declared either limited or full states of emergency Friday.
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