Nearly 500,000 in East in dark

Pennsylvania hit hard; crews rush to help restore power

Posted: February 7, 2014 at 2:46 a.m.

Hundreds of thousands of people spent a second day without electricity Thursday as utility crews from as far away as Canada and Arkansas scrambled to restore power lost when a coating of ice took down trees and limbs in the mid-Atlantic. Forecasters said a bone-chilling cold would remain in place for days.

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Front Section, Pages 4 on 02/07/2014