Ice Storms Continue to Lash U.S. - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

01.17.07

Ice Storms Continue to Lash U.S.

At least 55 deaths in nine states are now being blamed on the winter storm that's affecting people from Texas to New England. 

Hundreds of thousands remain without power, thanks to the ice and snow.
  

Many travelers in Texas had to go to shelters Tuesday night, after a 300-mile stretch of Interstate 10 was closed because of dangerous conditions.
  

Schools from Houston to San Antonio were closed today.
     

In Oklahoma, freezing temperatures are continuing today, the ice storm was blamed for at least 23 deaths, most from auto accidents, and about 78,000 utility customers in eastern Oklahoma remained without power,with little sunshine expected to help melt the ice until tomorrow or Friday.

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