Francisco Fernandez de Alba skis along a recently plowed road during a snowstorm in Providence, R.I., Tuesday. Parts of the state were buried under nearly two feet of snow by early Tuesday afternoon, and more was on the way. Michelle R. Smith/AP hide caption

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In Philadelphia on Wednesday, a woman ducked under a utility line that was brought down when an ice-covered tree fell. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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In Delton, Mich., broken branches and snapped limbs lie on the ground after this week's snow and ice storms. Many in the state are without power. Chuck Miller/ hide caption

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Why are so many feral chickens crossing the road in Maui? To get a rental car, of course. Stephanie Federico/NPR hide caption

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Trying to keep cool in Chicago: On Wednesday, 7-year-old Keshyra Pitts played in the spray from a fire hydrant. Jose M. Osorio /MCT /Landov hide caption

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