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12/14/2008

Ice-covered New England may face more power outages

With 800,000 customers still without power across New England, utility companies are warning that there may be more outages on Sunday if sagging branches take out power lines as they lose their icy coatings and snap back into place. Image: FairPoint Communications worker Bob Cook Jr. reconnects telephone lines to a new pole after the original pole snapped following an ice storm on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.(AP / Robert F. Bukaty)
Those still without power include homes and businesses in upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

At its peak, the ice storm left about 1.4 million customers in the dark after knocking down utility poles and power lines
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