Snow slows Maine power work; Mich. effort ongoing

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GARDINER, Maine (AP) -- By the time a new snowstorm moves off the coast of Maine, some areas could get as much as seven inches of snow.

And utility officials are warning that there could be new power outages, as the snow weighs down trees and power lines.

In Michigan, meanwhile, officials say it could be Saturday before electricity is restored to the tens of thousands who've been without power since a weekend ice storm.

Pileups block turnpike, interstate in eastern Pa.

Highways in eastern Pennsylvania have been reopened after being shut down for hours because of chain-reaction pileups that ensnared dozens of vehicles on snow-covered roads.

No deaths have been reported.

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say 35 vehicles piled up Thursday, blocking westbound lanes and causing a 4-mile backup about 50 miles west of Philadelphia, between the Morgantown and Reading exits.

Turnpike spokeswoman Renee Colborn says the highway reopened after 5 p.m. and about 10 people were taken to hospitals.

Meanwhile, state police say 25 to 30 vehicles piled up on Interstate 78 and shut down about 5 miles of westbound lanes, also in Berks County.

The lanes reopened after 3 p.m. Trooper David Beohm says 25 people were taken to hospitals and 44 were treated at the scene.

Associated Press

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