The busiest winter weather pattern in decades brought a slew of impacts across a large swath of the United States over the holiday weekend. Massive power outages and slippery travel were reported from the West to the East Coast on Saturday, as multiple storms unleashed snow and ice.
Power outages approached 1 million on Saturday while winter storms turned off the power for more than 800,000 customers across the U.S., according to PowerOutage.us.
Oregon, Virginia and North Carolina, were among the hardest-hit states in terms of outages. As of midday on Saturday, more than 400,000 customers were without power as ice downed power lines in Virginia and North Carolina.
A path of snow extended from the westernmost parts of Washington and Oregon, down to New Mexico and Texas, all the way to Michigan.