5 things to know Thursday

Another winter storm targets the South, Midwest and Northeast

A brutal winter storm will resume its rampage across the United States over the next couple of days, with more than 100 million Americans in its path as it tracks from the southern Plains to the East Coast. From Minnesota to Texas, utility companies have implemented rolling blackouts to ease the burden on power grids straining to meet extreme demand for heat and electricity as record low temperatures were reported in city after city. More than 30 people have died because of the intense cold and a series of storms that moved from coast to coast since the weekend. And as the storm advances to the northeast through Friday, snow is forecast to fall along a 2,000-mile-long swath from northwestern and north-central Texas to northern Maine, AccuWeather said. 

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