Wild weather sweeps U.S.

Utility crews prepare to work on power lines at dusk in Litchfield, Maine, on Thursday, December 26. Many have been without electricity since Monday's ice storm, up to 7 inches of snow is forecast, worrying utilities that the additional weight on branches and transmission lines could cause setbacks in the around-the-clock efforts to restore power.

Utility crews prepare to work on power lines at dusk in Litchfield, Maine, on Thursday, December 26. Many have been without electricity since Monday's ice storm, up to 7 inches of snow is forecast, worrying utilities that the additional weight on branches and transmission lines could cause setbacks in the around-the-clock efforts to restore power.