Lethal storms sever power to thousands
The ice storms that have been blamed for at least 21 deaths continued to lash much of the nation, as crews tried to restore power to hundreds of thousands and slick roads caused crashes.
Waves of freezing rain, sleet and snow since Friday have caused at least 12 deaths in Oklahoma, six in Missouri, two in Texas and one in New York.
More than 400,000 households remained without power in Missouri and Oklahoma. In Texas, 415 flights were canceled at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
The storm system was expected to continue heading northeast today, bringing rain to the Ohio region and more than a foot of snow to lower Michigan and parts of New England.