2018-01-24 / Maine

Ice buildup results in New England power outages

The Associated Press

The latest storm to hit northern New England has brought freezing rain and ice buildup that knocked out power for thousands of homes and businesses.

The storm dropped half-a-foot of snow to the north on Tuesday while it was mostly rain to the south. In between, there was up to a third-of-aninch of ice that caused problems.

Central Maine Power reported more than 10,000 outages late Tuesday afternoon.

The storm created slippery conditions that sent cars sliding. Officials said 89 crashes were reported overnight in Manchester, New Hampshire, alone.

Meteorologist James Brown said the temperatures stayed relatively cold in most places. That minimized flooding risks but also preventing ice from melting.

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