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December 23, 2013

9 dead, thousands in dark after 'crazy storm'

A storm that left at least nine people dead and more than 400,000 without power this weekend was pushing its way into Canada on Sunday, but holiday travelers may still face slick roads as the system douses the Southeast with heavy rainfall.

The storm that brought high winds, ice, snow and rain to a wide swath of the Southeast before roaring north will affect sections of the USA through Monday night, said Frank Strait, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.

"The main part of the storm is pulling away into Canada now and taking some of the snow with it,'' Strait said. But a lingering cold front could stretch from Virginia to Pensacola, Fla., causing heavy downpours before the system finally begins to weaken.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/22/storm-ice-wind-power/4164761

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