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Posted: Dec 24, 2013 12:17 AM

Updated: Dec 24, 2013 12:20 AM

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) Roads remain slick and utility crews are trying to restore power from the Midwest to the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year after a messy storm rolled across the country.

At least 11 people have been killed in the storm that started Saturday and lingered into late Monday with ice building up on tree branches and power lines and causing travel headaches in several states.

Forecasters say the rain, freezing rain and ice are expected to subside but cold temperatures will stick around for most of the week in areas socked by the weekend storm.

More than 390,000 homes and businesses were still without power Monday in Michigan, upstate New York and northern New England, down from Sunday's peak of more than half a million.

Topics: US-Holiday-Travel-Weather

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