Power Outages Darken Christmas for Thousands
As repair crews worked around the clock to restore power, hundreds of thousands in parts of the central and northeastern USA were set to wake up to a cold and dark Christmas.
The fierce winter storm that brought a White Christmas to many northerners also delivered a dark Christmas to those who lost power in Michigan, Maine, Vermont and New York State after a weekend ice and snowstorm rolled across the region.
Brad Hoving, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, Mich., said most people were without power in some counties between Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich. Some may not have electricity until sometime Wednesday or even Thursday, he said.