Some customers still without power after ice storm

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Some people remain without power after an ice storm covered a swath of land from Oklahoma to Maine leading up to Christmas. And their utilities report the outages could continue into the weekend.

Tree limbs covered in heavy ice for days have begun snapping, and those could cause more power outages. Multiple utilities have called in mutual response from other states and regions and working around the clock to restore power.

Some 470,000 customers in Michigan lost power, but all but 125,000 had the lights back on by late Wednesday.

Road conditions there remain dangerous. A utility truck flipped over on a Michigan interstate Wednesday, and 12 other vehicles wrecked near the same place, CNN affiliate WOOD reported.

In Toronto, some 72,000 utility customers remained in the dark Wednesday, according to Toronto Hydro. The utility’s peak outages hit 300,000.

About 700 customers had no power in Vermont on Wednesday night, and about 45,000 people in Maine remained without power.

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