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Slow Progress In Restoring Power To Northeast

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Power companies in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and upstate New York report a total of 423,200 customers are still without power.

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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