Snow slows Maine power work; Michigan effort ongoing
by David Sharp, Associated Press
December 26, 2013 01:20 PM | 922 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trees frozen in ice cripple a section of power lines on Maplehurst Drive in Belgrade, Maine, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. From Michigan to Maine, hundreds of thousands remain without power days after a massive ice storm _ which one utility called the largest Christmas-week storm in its history _ blacked out homes and businesses in the Great Lakes and Northeast. (AP Photo/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Michael G. Seamans)
Trees frozen in ice cripple a section of power lines on Maplehurst Drive in Belgrade, Maine, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. From Michigan to Maine, hundreds of thousands remain without power days after a massive ice storm _ which one utility called the largest Christmas-week storm in its history _ blacked out homes and businesses in the Great Lakes and Northeast. (AP Photo/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel, Michael G. Seamans)
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Utility crews respond to a downed power line at the intersection of Dorset Street and Kennedy Drive in South Burlington, Vt., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. From Michigan to Maine, hundreds of thousands remain without power days after a massive ice storm _ which one utility called the largest Christmas-week storm in its history _ blacked out homes and businesses in the Great Lakes and Northeast. (AP Photo/Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell)
Utility crews respond to a downed power line at the intersection of Dorset Street and Kennedy Drive in South Burlington, Vt., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. From Michigan to Maine, hundreds of thousands remain without power days after a massive ice storm _ which one utility called the largest Christmas-week storm in its history _ blacked out homes and businesses in the Great Lakes and Northeast. (AP Photo/Burlington Free Press, Glenn Russell)
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GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Snow has begun falling in places still hustling to get power back on after a weekend ice storm that turned out the lights for hundreds of thousands of people from Michigan to Maine and into Canada.

Parts of Maine that have been without electricity since Sunday anticipate 3 to 7 inches of snow Thursday.

More than 100,000 homes and business in Michigan, another 101,000 in Canada and 30,000 in Maine are still without power.

Utilities worry the additional weight on branches and power lines could slow the around-the-clock efforts to restore electricity.

Katrina and Bob Johnson in Gardiner, Maine, have been hauling a portable generator between their house and Katrina's mother's house to keep pipes from freezing and preserve a freezer full of moose meat.

Katrina says she doesn't like the situation but "you deal with it."



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