Winter Weather Kills 9, Leaves Millions Without Power

Extreme winter weather, including an ice storm in New England, wreaks havoc across the nation.
3:00 | 12/23/13

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Now to the latest on the ice storm causing a big mess as so many of you are starting your traveling for the holidays. Ginger zee is out in times square dealing with rain. Rain, and around 60 degrees. That is not normal. Let's get right to the maps. Show you what is happening. This powerful cold front has been sneaking through and will -- temperatures tomorrow will drop by 30 to 40 degrees. Look at the radar from the florida panhandle to new england, the same front that's been terrorizing the u.S. All weekend. Two days before christmas. The weather is both naughty and nice. Watch this. Sheets of ice plummeting toward the last-minute shoppers in oklahoma city. Overnight, a powerline igniting in michigan. Ice-caked branches bringing it down. It will be ongoing until the ice melts from the branches. Reporter: This morning, 40,000 homes are waking up in northern new york and vermont without power. Ahead of that icy mess, record-breaking warmth, from tanks and shorts in new york city to a dramatic rescue on the charles river in massachusetts. Crosby, a 5-year-old golden retriever fell through is ice. Rescuers coming out to get the dog. Crosby is cold but safe. In ohio, flooding forcing the evacuation of a retirement home. I grabbed by grandmother. Reporter: Firefighters racing in to get folks out. In kentucky, an suv driving through high water got washed downstream, killing three. Freezing rain from oklahoma to new england led to wreck after wreck. More tn 600 flights canceled and 4500 delays. This car frozen solid. That ice storm in new england one of the worst since 1998. We want to check in. Katie thompson. Reporter: Hi, ginger. The story here in auburn, maine, is same that we have seen over the last couple of days. A thick coating of ice on the trees. This is making trees heavy, powerlines heavy. We saw some freezing rain this morning. While it has stopped right now. Check this out. The parking lot by this highway, is completely ice. This has made for tricky travel conditions. Speeds are lowered on most of the major highways. They expect to stay that way as another batch of major moisture moves in. Thank you, katie. The temperature change all the way to the south. Not just here in new england and northeast. To atlanta. Numbers will plummet. We'll do the old slide from 53 TODAY, ATLANTA STAYS IN THE 40s. Merry christmas to you. It will feel a whole lot more like it. George?

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