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    Ice, Snow: 350,000 Without Power

    By Jesse Ferrell, Meteorologist/Community Director
    6/06/2006, 11:29:56 AM

    Here's what we know about the eastern winter storm at 6 p.m.

    Snow continues to fall across eastern Michigan, Ohio, southwest New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Rain (freezing in the hills and mountains) covers most of Virginia. The Carolinas have mostly turned over to all rain except for the higher elevations.

    More than 350,000 are without power due to the ice storm, more than half in the upstate of South Carolina.

    Highest Snowfall Totals So Far By State:

    STRAWBERRY POINT, IA: 8.2"
    AUSTIN & PRIOR LAKE, MN: 8.0" SNOWMATRIX REPORT
    BUFFALO, WI: 7.8"
    GROSSE POINTE, MI: 6.2"
    JOHNSTOWN, PA: 6.0"
    KENTON, OH: 5.5"
    SNOWSHOE & CRAWLEY, WV: 5.0"
    OTTAWA, IN: 4.5"
    HOPEWELL, UPPER STRASBURG & TIONESTA, PA: 3.0"
    BACOVA & MILLBORO SPRINGS, VA: 3.0"
    FROSTBURG, MD: 3.0"

    Forecast Accumulation Map (From Noon Thursday):strong>


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    A Fulton County school bus is obscured by ice laden branches as it makes its morning rounds following a night of freezing rain in Roswell, Ga., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005. Freezing rain blanketed most of the area as the temperatures hovered around freezing. (AP Photo/Ric Feld)
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