Winter storm in the U.S. affected 110 million people

Winter storm in the U.S. affected 110 million people

The U.S. National Weather Service reported a powerful winter storm that stretched more than 2,000 miles, from southwest Texas to Maine, bringing ice, snow and freezing temperatures, affecting more than 110 million people.

Forecasters predicted the storm would bring snow and freezing rain to states in the Midwest and the U.S. South, where temperatures are expected to be well below average. Heavy snowfall is expected from the southern Rocky Mountains to northern New England. At the same time, heavy ice formation is likely from Texas to Pennsylvania.

More than 115,000 people in Tennessee, 70,000 in Texas and more than 24,000 in Arkansas were without power. The outages are mostly due to ice buildup.

The storm affected air travel. According to FlightAware.com, 5,500 flights were canceled and another 3,300 were delayed, many of them concentrated in Texas.

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