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2/16/14 Valentine’s Winter Storm Deaths

A photo of a car encased in frosted tree limbsNBC News reports 25 deaths due to the recent winter storms that whitened the eastern US. Hundreds of thousands are without power.

Canton Daily Ledger (AP) — The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. U.S. airlines have canceled more than 75,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, including more than 14,000 this week. That’s 5.5 percent of the 1.37 million flights scheduled during that period, according calculations based on information provided by flight tracking site FlightAware.


A photo of snow encrusted downed powerlines

Photo/Scott Weitzman

AP News In Canada, the city of Toronto has called an extreme cold weather alert as the temperature is expected to drop to minus-5 on Sunday night. The alert, in effect until further notice, was called to trigger additional services for the homeless. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in parts of Newfoundland were warning residents only to venture out in emergencies because of whiteout driving conditions. The weekend snowstorm comes on the heels of an earlier storm that blanketed the East Coast with snow and ice, caused at least 25 deaths and left hundreds of thousands without power.

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