AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Millions of Americans endured another frigid day without electricity or heat in the aftermath of a deadly winter storm.
The situation put pressure on utility crews to restore power before another blast of snow and ice sowed more chaos.
Nearly 3.4 million customers around the U.S. were still without electricity, and some also lost water service. Texas officials ordered 7 million people to boil tap water before drinking it following days of record low temperatures that damaged infrastructure and froze pipes.
That's a quarter of the population of the nation’s second-largest state. The latest storm was certain to complicate recovery efforts, especially in states that are unaccustomed to such weather.