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Winter blast hampers flows, shuts down mills

By Bill Beck - February 22, 2021

Winter storm Uri, packing snow, sleet, freezing rain and some of the coldest temperatures seen in years, affected a broad swath of the United States last week – from the Gulf Coast of Texas to the Great Lakes. The storm was so sustained and fierce that it caused rotating power blackouts across much of Texas and the Mid-South.

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