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101 Freeway, overwhelmed by Montecito mudslide, to remain closed indefinitely


As authorities continue to search for those missing in the deadly Montecito mudslide disaster, officials announced that U.S. 101 would remain closed indefinitely.

The 101, a key north-south route in California, was tentatively scheduled to reopen on Monday, but cleanup efforts have proved more…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-me-montecito-mudsides-101-story.html

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The Cars Are Frozen

fw7uztd1che7tvekwwoy.gifParts of the Northeast are getting hammered by frigid temperatures right now, just 24 hours after a winter storm dropped a blanket of snow across several states. Near Boston, some people awoke Friday and found the storm had consumed their cars with ice.

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Source: https://jalopnik.com/the-cars-are-frozen-1821804568

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Europe battered by 100mph winds as Storm Eleanor strikes

Several injured, power supplies cut and transport disrupted as storm moves across Ireland, UK and on to mainland Europe

Storm Eleanor has hit Europe, with winds of up to 100mph (160km/h) affecting the UK and other countries, injuring people, leaving thousands of homes without power and bringing transport links to a halt.

At least four people were injured by falling trees in England and Wales and France’s interior ministry said nine people were hurt there. There were also power cuts and flight cancellations in western Europe.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jan/03/storm-eleanor-batters-britain-100mph-winds-transport-disruption

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Millions face monster storm moving up the East Coast

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Mayor of Naples, Florida, unfazed by hurricane damage