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WASHINGTON - The Associated Press

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The death toll is at least 18 in weekend storms that have left millions without electricity in a swath of states from the East Coast to Ohio and Illinois.

The latest reported death was in West Virginia. Authorities there said today a person died when riding an all-terrain vehicle that hit a fallen tree on a road early Sunday.
 
Previous reports had at least six people killed in Virginia, three in North Carolina, two each in New Jersey and Maryland, one in Ohio, one in Kentucky and one in Washington. Most deaths were from trees falling on homes and cars
 
Around 2 million customers across the region were without power today in the morning. And utility officials said the power would likely be out for several more days.

July/02/2012

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