Juan De La Cruz works on a water pipe break at an intersection on February 19, 2021 in Galveston, Texas. – A fierce and deadly winter storm that wreaked havoc in the southern and central US and blanketed the East Coast in snow was forecast Friday to start tapering off.
After days of bone-chilling cold that left millions without power and caused water pipes to burst in oil-rich Texas, temperatures were forecast to be well above freezing on Friday in much of the Lone Star state and rise into the 50s Fahrenheit (10 to 15 Celsius) into the weekend. (Photo by Thomas Shea / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images)

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