(Part-2) Midwest, South still in deep freezing; Pacific Northwest braces for ice.

Flight Aware reported over 1,400 U.S. delays or cancellations Wednesday morning. Travel delays were most at New York and Washington D.C. airports.

On Wednesday, 197,000 U.S. households were without electricity, according to USA TODAY's database. Most outages (85,000) occurred in Oregon. 22,000 Texas utility customers lost electricity.

Millions of students in Portland, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Dallas, and Baltimore were canceled. Wednesday lessons were canceled at many schools.

They called it "one of the most dangerous rescues ever attempted in the Gorge." Powell County Search and Rescue in Kentucky rescued four hikers from the Red River Gorge.

More than 70,000 Oregonians were without power Wednesday morning, where seven weather-related deaths had happened in recent days.

Throughout the Pacific Northwest, freezing rain and ice were expected, with Portland, Salem, and Eugene in western Oregon facing up to half an inch of ice through early Wednesday. A break was expected later in the day.

Many families will have to endure the cold without heat after a weekend storm knocked out electricity in certain regions and hampered restoration work.

According to poweroutage.us, no other state has 10,000 electric customers without power.

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