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U.S. Power Crisis Leaves Millions Cold, Dark as Blackouts Expand

  • Blackouts are hitting states from North Dakota to Oklahoma
  • Texas shortages continue with millions cut off amid freeze
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WATCH: Texas is in the grip of dangerously cold temperatures and snow as residents deal with power outages and unpassable roads.Source: Bloomberg
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The energy crisis crippling power grids across the U.S. showed no sign of abating on Tuesday morning as blackouts left almost 5 million customers without electricity during unprecedented cold weather.

To prevent the collapse of their networks, suppliers from North Dakota to Texas are having to institute rolling power cuts for the second consecutive day to limit demand. The severe shortages are likely to continue throughout Tuesday, and the deep freeze is forecast to remain until Wednesday at least.