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4 Dead in Icy Highway Crashes

One Pennsylvania crash involved dozens of vehicles

(Newser) - Several multi-car pileups—including one involving dozens of vehicles—in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens today as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania, authorities say. State police in Philadelphia say 31-year-old Eric Blau of Philadelphia was killed... More »

Houston Enjoys Earliest Snowfall

Up to half a foot could fall near the coast

(Newser) - Snow began falling on Houston this morning, making Dec. 4 the city record for earliest snowfall. Forecasts differ, but most expect 1 to 2 inches over a large area, with the possibility of up to 6 inches near the coast, the Chronicle reports. The phenomenon is not just unfamiliar but... More »

Short on Salt, Towns Turn to Molasses

As salt costs double, alternative deicers hit the pavement

(Newser) - With the weather outside frightful and rock-salt prices spiking, communities across the country are experimenting with new concoctions for melting snow and ice on roadways, the Wall Street Journal reports, adding molasses, ash, and garlic salt to deicers. The price of salt generally surges after the New Year as communities... More »

Deep Freeze Chills Midwest as Outages Plague Northeast

(Newser) - Brutally cold temperatures are buffeting the Midwest today, and states of emergency remain in effect throughout the Northeast following a devastating ice storm that left more than 400,000 people without power, USA Today reports. Schools were closed in Massachusetts and crews from up and down the Eastern seaboard rushed... More »

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