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Power Still Out in Northeast

January 11, 1998

For a fourth day, hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast will have to make do without many basic necessities.

Utility workers still have a long way to go in fully restoring power that was knocked out by last week’s ice storm. They say some homes may be dark and cold for several weeks.

One New York state woman says her whole family’s sleeping in one bed to keep warm. And some workers at New Hampshire post offices are conducting business using candles and lanterns.

President Clinton has declared a federal state of emergency for five New York counties. And local states of emergency are in effect for parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Two people died in Maine from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to heat their home with generators.

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