More than 1 million people in more than 20 states lost power as winter storms swept from the plains to the East Coast, according to the latest data compiled by PowerOutage.us.
North Carolina leads the blackouts with 165,654 electric customers without power as of 10:30 a.m. Friday.
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Eleven other states had reported more than 50,000 power outages as of 10:30 a.m. Friday. Of the states bordering the Great Lakes, he has three states: New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The National Weather Service (NWS) said lake-effect snowfall is expected on Saturday in favorable locations downwind as very cold Arctic air is sweeping across the region.
The other four states with more than 50,000 blackouts are in New England. Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The others are Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
According to the NWS, record low temperatures were expected on Friday from the lower Mississippi River to the valleys of Tennessee and Ohio, and much of the east from the southeast through the central Appalachian Mountains to the mid-Atlantic. can be extensive. .
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As of 10:30 a.m. ET Friday, more than 2,600 flights have already been delayed and more than 3,600 canceled, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.
More than 10,000 flights were delayed and more than 2,500 were canceled nationwide on Thursday.
Airlines are now actively issuing waivers to help travelers whose flights are canceled during certain periods of their vacation.
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