Power outages leave millions shivering in deadly US cold snap

Austin (AFP) – Millions of Americans were struggling without electricity Wednesday as bitter cold from a deadly winter storm system held its grip across huge swathes of the United States, even pushing as far south as Mexico. The Arctic weather system — which has seen temperatures plummet to record-setting lows in places ill-prepared for such conditions — has overwhelmed local utility companies, infuriating residents left to huddle under coats and blankets and fend for themselves. In Texas, power companies have implemented rolling blackouts to avoid grids being overloaded as residents cranked…

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