Millions struggle without power as cold snap grips US

Washington (AFP) – Millions were left without power as a deadly winter storm gripped the southern and central United States Tuesday, as weather chaos elsewhere saw at least three people killed when a tornado smashed into their community. Arctic conditions have brought record low temperatures to several states unaccustomed to — and ill prepared for — such extreme cold. Hardest hit was Texas, where freezing conditions prompted utility companies to implement rotating blackouts to stop the power grid being overloaded by the surge in demand. The winter storm spawned at least four tornadoes, accor…

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