Storms savage east, west coasts
Dec 03,2007 00:00 by UPI
SEATTLE -- Savage winter storms, blamed already for at least 10 deaths, pounded the East and West coasts of the United States Monday.

A storm from the Aleutian Islands carried hurricane-force winds and 40-foot seas toward the Oregon coast, the National Weather Service said.

The forecast high winds threatened to exacerbate a rash of power outages that struck parts of the Puget Sound region in Washington, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. Whiteout conditions were reported around the outlying areas of Seattle.

Amtrak officials reported service in the Pacific Northwest was disrupted because of mudslides.

In the northeast, forecasters said a storm carrying snow, sleet and freezing rain will gather strength as it moves to move up Pennsylvania through New England.

The nation's midsection was digging out and bracing for more unsettled weather. Numerous flight delays were reported during the weekend in the Midwest and East, and more were expected before the storm moves up the Atlantic Coast, CNN reported.

Numerous flight delays were reported during the weekend in the Midwest and East, and more were expected before the storm moves into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday, the report said.

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