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Wild weather sweeps U.S.

Updated 6:09 PM ET, Thu December 26, 2013
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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. Robert F. Bukaty/AP
Snow and ice cover Lake Michigan in Chicago, on December 26. Nam Y. Huh/AP
Snow accumulates on trees in Bay City, Michigan, on December 26. Yfat Yossifor/MLIVE/Landov
Shannon Abbott of Byron Center, Michigan, and her cousin, P.J. Swainston, slide on the slopes near Dorr, Michigan, on Wednesday, December 25. JEFF SWAINSTON/MLIVE/Landov
An American Eagle plane waits to be de-iced at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday, December 22. The Midwest was battling snowstorms and the South flooding over the weekend, while the Mid-Atlantic states experienced record highs. More extreme weather is expected during the holiday week. Kiichiro Sato/AP
A tow truck prepares to pull a vehicle from a crash scene in Muskegon, Michigan, on December 22. NATALIE KOLB/MLIVE.COM/Landov
Tourists visit the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree in Washington on December 22 under cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 70s. Jacquelyn Martin/AP
A sign warns drivers of a flooded road while a car charges through heavy rainfall on Saturday, December 21 in Paducah, Kentucky. Allie Douglass/The Paducah Sun/AP
Allegra Michaels, 2, with her father Dave Michaels at the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, screams with delight as they enjoy an unseasonably warm day on December 21.
Debra Guthrie walks her dog along a trail surrounded by ice-covered trees in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 21. Mike Simons/Tulsa World/
People walk along an ice-covered pier near the South Haven Lighthouse on December 21 in South Haven, Michigan. Don Campbell/The Herald-Palladium/AP
Keola Wong removes snow from the roof of his Bellemont, Arizona, home on Friday, December 20. A storm system dropped heavy snow in northern Arizona, while Phoenix-area streets and highways were wet from rain during the morning commute. Felicia Fonseca/AP