Another winter storm bears down on U.S.

A tractor-trailer waits for a tree to be removed from Pa. 233 South in Fayetteville, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Another winter storm brought ice an snow to the region. Many trees and wires fell victim to the storm. (AP Photo/Pyublic Opinion, Markell DeLoatch)

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The Northeast's second winter storm of the week dumped more than a foot of snow in some states, forcing schools, businesses and government offices to close, snarling air travel and sending cars and trucks sliding on slippery roads and highways — an all-too-familiar litany of misery in a winter where the storms seem to be tripping over each other.

What made this one stand out — and caused all those outages — was the thick coating of ice it left on trees and power lines. (AP)


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