More than 3,70,000 homes and businesses were still without power on Tuesday morning in parts of central and northeastern U.S. after a weekend ice and snow storm rolled across the region.
More than 7,000 flights were behind schedule by Monday night, many of those in New York, Washington and Chicago as people struggled to travel before Christmas.
At least 11 people have been killed in the storm.
States kept emergency shelters open for people who would be without power, some through Christmas.
About 2,50,000 of the people without power were in Michigan, whose largest utilities said it’ll be days before power is restored because of the difficulty of working around broken lines.
In Maine, the number of customers without power spiked to more than 1,00,000.
Untreated roads and sidewalks will remain a slippery, dangerous mess.
British homes without electricity
A major storm with high winds and torrential rains has caused severe damage in Britain, leaving a reported 1,50,000 homes without electricity on Tuesday, police reported.
At least two people have died in the severe weather, including a man who was washed into a river and later found drowned, while the body of a woman was recovered Tuesday from a river in Wales.
Holiday traffic in parts of Britain was brought to a standstill because of the weather, with numerous cars stranded in the port of Dover late Monday into Tuesday due to the closure of ferry service.
Passengers were trapped in cars stalled on flooded roads.
A number of train connections were cancelled, while delays were reported on other lines as trains could move only at greatly reduced speeds.
Air traffic, however, remained largely unaffected. Only some flights to islands in northern Scotland had to be cancelled. The Weather Service of the Met Office largely cancelled its warnings, saying the storm would only continue to plague northern Scotland and North Ireland.