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Oklahoma still in the dark after storm

Oklahoma, USA
SLIDESHOW:
WINTER STORM SWEEPS US

OKLAHOMA CITY - More than 88,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma remained without power on Tuesday, more than a week after an ice storm plunged them into darkness.

Utility crews estimated that crews would have power restored by late Wednesday or Thursday. Meanwhile, overnight temperatures in the state in the past week have dipped into the teens.

Many residents have a new problem to rival dwindling temperatures: dwindling bank accounts. Some have spent their money to stay in hotels, thinking power at home would be restored within a day or two, or depleted their funds by stocking up before the storm on food that has now spoiled.

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