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Snow, ice, freezing temps hit U.S.

Stadium workers try to clear the lines during

Stadium workers try to clear the lines during the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Dec. 8, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Snow, ice and freezing temperatures have hit a large portion of the United States. The weather has been blamed for a handful of deaths, power outages and treacherous roads, according to authorities.

Madison Pierce, 13, left, and Gracie Maher, 11,
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Madison Pierce, 13, left, and Gracie Maher, 11, slowly slide along their neighborhood streets as the first snow of the season rolls into Hockessin, Del., and the surrounding region. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Bob Gannon, of Hockessin, Del., says he has
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Bob Gannon, of Hockessin, Del., says he has a snowblower but has decided to use a snow shovel for the first snow of the season as it rolls into the region. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Isabella Manheimer, 8, of Winchester, Va., pulls her
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Isabella Manheimer, 8, of Winchester, Va., pulls her sled on the campus of John Handley High School in Winchester during the first significant snowfall of the season. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Cars are covered with snow in a parking
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Cars are covered with snow in a parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia during the second half of an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions. (Dec. 8, 2013)

As snow blankets Philadelphia and the region, the
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As snow blankets Philadelphia and the region, the Philadelphia Eagles' mascot runs onto the field before the game against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz walks the
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Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz walks the sidelines as snow falls during the first half of an NFL football game against the Eagles in Philadelphia. (Dec. 8, 2013)

Stadium workers try to clear the lines during
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Stadium workers try to clear the lines during the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (Dec. 8, 2013)

City of Richardson employees Dickie Cooper, left, and
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City of Richardson employees Dickie Cooper, left, and Nate Griffith use chain saws and other light equipment to cut up a fallen tree blocking a neighborhood intersection in Richardson, Texas. An ice storm in North Texas has knocked out power to more than a quarter of a million homes and business, canceled almost 1,000 flights and contributed to a fatal wreck, authorities said. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Traffic is shown on Interstate 635 in Dallas,
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Traffic is shown on Interstate 635 in Dallas, Texas. Traffic was slow going as a wintry mix of rain, ice and snow descended on the region, prompting a weather advisory for much of North Texas. (Dec. 6, 2013)

A vehicle travels in the snow on U.S.
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A vehicle travels in the snow on U.S. Highway 62 in Henderson, Ark. The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. (Dec. 6, 2013)

As freezing rain falls, Tyshun Lindsey, 15, wears
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As freezing rain falls, Tyshun Lindsey, 15, wears a Santa hat and beard and rings a bell to get drivers' attention while selling bags of pecans on Quince near White Station in Memphis, Tenn. A cold snap hit a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Jim Dobbs, of Baker Truck & Equipment Repair,
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Jim Dobbs, of Baker Truck & Equipment Repair, helps pull a tractor trailer rig out of a ditch in Henderson, Ark., as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Jackson McDonald, 11, slides on an icy road
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Jackson McDonald, 11, slides on an icy road in Richardson, Texas, as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Sophia Laska, 6, gets a ride on a
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Sophia Laska, 6, gets a ride on a downhill ice-covered sidewalk with her father, Andrew Laska, in Richardson, Texas, as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Jane Giles, 15, right, gets some help from
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Jane Giles, 15, right, gets some help from her sister Sarah Giles, 17, as she skates on an icy sidewalk in Richardson, Texas, as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Freezing rain falls on an empty Beale Street,
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Freezing rain falls on an empty Beale Street, the famed tourist drag featuring blues bars and barbecue restaurants in Memphis, Tenn., as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Father John Boll, the pastor at St. Peter
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Father John Boll, the pastor at St. Peter Catholic Church, makes his way down Main Street as an icy mix of rain continues to fall in Memphis, Tenn. National Weather Service said winter storm warnings and watches and an ice storm warning were in effect for northern Mississippi and West Tennessee. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Federico Lopez sprays salt on the parking lot
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Federico Lopez sprays salt on the parking lot at Colonial Plaza in Memphis, Tenn., as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Dave Wolk, a worker with the Sainte Genevieve
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Dave Wolk, a worker with the Sainte Genevieve County Courthouse, clears the sidewalk in front of the building in Sainte Genevieve, Mo., as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Joe Rozier and his dog, Boomer, get an
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Joe Rozier and his dog, Boomer, get an early start on shoveling the sidewalk in front of his business, The Cranberry Merchant, in Sainte Genevieve, Mo., as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 6, 2013)

Ice collects on a car parked outside a
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Ice collects on a car parked outside a Lowe's home improvement store in Plano, Texas, as a cold snap hits a large swath of the country. (Dec. 5, 2013)

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