Latest Great Lakes Blizzard Stories
By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - Freezing weather has killed scores of people in eastern Europe and snowstorms forced the closure of the Acropolis in Athens and blanketed parts of Sicily and Turkey on Wednesday as the Arctic air pushed south.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall tailed off in Japan on Monday, but left many parts of the country buried under the deepest drifts on record with a death toll of 70 people killed.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The earliest major snowstorm on record in North Dakota left scores of travelers stranded in shelters and blocked highways in parts of the Midwestern state on Thursday, officials said.
By Paul Simao NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The dead of New Orleans, uncounted and uncollected while the ruined city fought to save Hurricane Katrina's survivors, were the top concern on Saturday amid hope that their numbers may be fewer than once feared.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Close to 50,000 electric power customers in the Western and Northern suburbs of New York were without electric power Monday morning after a weekend of severe thunderstorms. Public Service Electric and Gas Co.
DENVER - A winter storm that pounded the Sierra Nevada over the weekend delivered a snowy, icy mess across the nation's central states, stalling holiday travel, closing stretches of highway and making a nationally televised football game look at times like the tuner was off by a channel.
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