strong winter weather in and around the United States has recorded one of the
coldest Decembers as snowfall and cold winds result in severe weather conditions
across the nation.

In several
states, people are experiencing power outages due to the winter storm and it is predicted that more outages can be reported in the upcoming days.

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The US states
experiencing power outages at the moment are:


to the Texas Power Outage
tracker, almost 84,000 tracked customers experienced
power cuts as of Friday morning. Although electricity in the High Plains fared
well through the storms, brief outages were experienced on Thursday morning.


Green Mountain Power has reportedly restored power for more
than 100,000 Vermont residents this week, but they have claimed that the ongoing
storm may lead to more mass outages. With severe winds on the forecast, Vermont’s largest electrical provider
has pre-positioned its crews, aiming to combat wreckage and debris. 

“We’ll have a much clearer picture
tomorrow of what the damage is and how long it will take to restore,” GMP’s Vice President of Strategy and External Affairs Kristin
Carlson said, continuing, “If this hits
as bad as it could…this is one of the worst storms we’ve seen in many, many

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strong winter weather caused power outages in Pennsylvania Counties on
Friday morning. Around 450 Pennsylvania Electric Company customers were
without power, as most of the outages occurred in the Young Township area, with
186 being reported. The White Township area reported 123 outages. Over 30,000 customers
were in darkness in the state of Pennsylvania since Thursday.

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New York State

Thousands of power cuts started on Friday morning after heavy
snow and high winds moved across Western New York. More than 1600 outages were reported by customers in
Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Orleans, Genesee, and Niagara counties earlier
on Friday.

Many utility workers have been deployed or will be deployed
across the state to help repair downed wires and poles.

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Widespread power outages were dealt with in the state of Ohio and the power cuts are expected to increase as the winter storm emerges. 

Over 6,000 Duke Energy customers were without power, according to the utility’s map. Most of the outages were experienced in the Warren County, Westwood, and Bridgetown North areas.