CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 05, 2014
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(Poughkeepsie, New York: Terrell Brown) The impact of the winter weather featured; scenes shown of road crews, snow in Worcester, Massachusetts, a milk truck that slid into a house in Belmont County, Ohio, a traffic pileup in Jackson, Michigan, trees bent by ice, downed power lines; details given about travel problems, interstate closures, snow emergencies in New Jersey and New York, power outages in Pennsylvania & Maryland. [WOMAN – comments.] [New York State Police Lt. Gene HALLENBECK- says the most common call is cars sliding off the interstate.]
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The estimated cost of the weather cited.
(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The economic impact of the severe winter weather examined; details given about blows to the manufacturing and construction industries, the damage to citrus crops in California. [Mesirow Financial economist Diane SWONK- notes people are not going out spending money.] [Spiaggia Restaurant Alexandra BARTON- notes the impact of O’Hare International Airport shutting down.]