NEW YORK — Repair crews were working around the clock Tuesday to restore electricity to a half-million customers — from Maine to Michigan and into Canada — who lost power in the weekend ice storm.
But thousands prepared for a holiday at home without electricity or packed up their wrapped gifts and headed off to stay with family or friends.
The National Weather Service said more snow moved into the Northern High Plains and Central Rockies on Tuesday, and the storm is expected to roll into the Great Lakes and Midwest by Wednesday morning.
The nationwide death toll from the storm reached at least 14 on Tuesday, when a 50-year-old man in Knox, Maine, was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes from a generator. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.