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Rain, ice tapers, cold temps stay for parts of US

A steady diet of freezing rain and cold temperatures means parts of the country socked by a weekend storm will be covered with ice through Christmas and beyond.

MGN Online

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A steady diet of freezing rain and cold temperatures means parts of the country socked by a weekend storm will be covered with ice through Christmas and beyond.

Hundreds of thousands of people from Michigan to Maine remain without power Monday morning after the storm that dropped up to 2 inches of ice in some places.

Michigan's largest utilities say it will be days before most of those blacked out get their power back.

The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, says the freezing rain will taper off Monday afternoon in the east, but temperatures will fall into the single digits and stay below freezing into the weekend.

State officials dropped the speed limit to 45 mph on the Maine Turnpike along a 107-mile stretch from Kittery to Augusta because of slick conditions.

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