"Southern US battles winter freeze as thousands suffer power outage in Texas Slick roads have caused at least 10 deaths with thousands of flights canc

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Mar 29, 2023, 9:22:47 AM via Website

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Ice, sleet and snow blanketed much of the southern United States, and thousands of people in Texas endured freezing temperatures without power, including many in the state capital Austin.

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Treacherous driving conditions have killed at least 10 people on slippery roads since Monday, including seven in Texas, two in Oklahoma and one in Arkansas. Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott urged people not to drive.

Warming trends are expected to ease Thursday's deadly storm.

However, an arctic cold front is expected to move from Canada to the northern Plains, Midwest and Northeast by Friday, bringing snow and freezing temperatures to northern New England with wind chills exceeding -50F (-45C), the National Weather Service said.

More than 430,000 customers in Texas lost power on Thursday, according to PowerOutage, a website that tracks utilities.

Frustration spread in Austin, where more than 156,000 people were still without power 24 hours after power and heat went out. The outages affected about 30% of customers in the city of nearly a million people at any given time since Wednesday.

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