Deep Freeze Leads to Power Outages, Hazardous Roads Throughout U.S.

Four homeless people died of hypothermia in California

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Temperatures are dropping as a major ice storm causes power outages and road hazards across the country.

Four homeless people died of hypothermia in California, while more than 100,000 people in Dallas and about 7,000 in Oklahoma were without power on Saturday, CBS News reports. Icy conditions have even led to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport canceling more than 1,000 flights, stranding about 3,330 passengers overnight, the airport said.

The Dallas Marathon, schedule for Sunday, and the St. Jude Memphis Marathon have also been canceled.

At least 7 in. (17.8 cm) of snow dumped on northeastern Arkansas and Missouri, while up to 9 in. (22.9 cm) fell on parts of Indiana, according to the National Weather Service. A wind-chill advisory between 0ºF (–17.8ºC) and –5ºF (–20.6ºC) is in effect for both Arkansas and Missouri.

[CBS]

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