A White and Icy Christmas for parts of Nation

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Conditions aren't great for travelers over much of the nation this Christmas.

Several states from the Midwest to the Northeast are seeing snow and ice on roads as crews work to clear them.

Utility companies are also out working to restore electricity to regions hit hard by the winter weather. However, some areas may not see power restored until after Christmas due to the number of outages - as crews work through the holiday.

At least 11 people have been killed in this latest winter storm that began moving across the nation last weekend with no sign of letting up.

Click on the player to see some of the images of the storm and dmage from it as reported by CBN's Caitlin Burke from Monday's edition of CBN News Today.

Forecasters say the cold, freezing rain and ice will subside but the cold temperatures are sticking around in parts of the country hit by the hard winter storm. A warm front is expected to actually bring more snow to the Great Lakes region.

"It's certainly not going away," Margaret Curtis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said Monday. "In fact, we don't have very many areas where we're expecting temperatures to rise above freezing."

States kept emergency shelters open for people who would be without power. Many may not see their electricity return by Christmas. More than 370,000 homes and businesses were without power on Tuesday in Michigan, upstate New York and northern New England.

Flooding closed roads in states like Indiana, Ohio and around the Great Lakes states thanks to rain and melting snow.
 
That means untreated roads and sidewalks from the upper Midwest to northern New England will remain a slippery, dangerous mess as people head out for last-second shopping or holiday travel.
 
Thousands of flights were behind schedule at airports in New York, Washington, Chicago, Denver, Dallas and Houston. FlightAware reported more than 300 flights canceled in those same areas.

Delta Air Lines said a taxiway that may have frozen over was suspected in an accident at Detroit Metropolitan Airport: An Atlanta-bound jetliner slid onto the grass, but no one was hurt.
 

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