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Winter storm cancels flights in US north-east

Published on Feb 6, 2014 6:58 AM
 
Pedestrians walk on Main Street during a snow storm on Feb 5, 2014 in Rochester, New York. Treacherous snow and freezing rain struck the north-eastern United States (US) on Wednesday, disrupting thousands of flights and causing traffic chaos for millions. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Treacherous snow and freezing rain struck the north-eastern United States (US) on Wednesday, disrupting thousands of flights and causing traffic chaos for millions.

More than 600,000 people were without power as high winds and ice knocked down trees and electrical lines.

Most were in Pennsylvania, but New Jersey and New York also experienced significant outages.

A state of emergency was declared in New Jersey and New York, where dwindling reserves of salt - used to melt snow and road ice - was a problem.

 
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