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Slippery roads, power outages in northern New England

January 9, 2019

A second day of rain, freezing rain and snow has knocked out power to tens of thousands of utility customers in northern New England.

Many schools were canceled Wednesday after a night of freezing rain caused icy roads in southern and coastal areas. Elsewhere, more than a half-foot of snow piled up at some locations in Maine and New Hampshire.

Officials say a combination of snow, ice and high winds contributed to power outages.

In New Hampshire, over 22,000 customers remained without power by noon, and more than 10,000 homes and businesses were in the dark in Maine.

The Wednesday storm is the second part of a one-two punch that began a day earlier. It was slow going again Wednesday, but there were no reports of major highway crashes.

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