ICE STORMS BATTER STORES IN NORTHEAST

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Checkout clerks at the Price Chopper supermarket here rang up sales on pocket calculators and other associates escorted customers through the aisles with flashlights after a devastating ice storm knocked out power lines early last week. l under a state of emergency toward the end of last week, as power companies scrambled to restore electricity to some 120,000 customers. The storm

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Checkout clerks at the Price Chopper supermarket here rang up sales on pocket calculators and other associates escorted customers through the aisles with flashlights after a devastating ice storm knocked out power lines early last week.

l under a state of emergency toward the end of last week, as power companies scrambled to restore electricity to some 120,000 customers. The storm also caused power outages in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire.

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