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Plunging Temperatures Lead to Icy Conditions

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow.

Plunging overnight temperatures threatened to turn the snow, sleet and sloppy mix into a slippery mess, raising fears of black ice for motorists and slick sidewalks for pedestrians.

The storm, which followed a stretch of unusually mild winter weather, grounded more than 6,000 flights and knocked out power to nearly a quarter-million customers from Virginia northward.

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