NBC News and news services
updated 1/25/2010 2:21:36 PM ET 2010-01-25T19:21:36

Flood warnings were issued in New York and Pennsylvania on Monday as a strong storm filled rivers, delayed flights, blew debris off buildings and caused some 75,000 power outages across the Northeast.

Airports from Philadelphia to New York City were showing severe weather delays.

High winds sent construction debris fluttering across streets in New York City and Jersey City, N.J. Some streets were closed in lower Manhattan and light rail service was halted in Jersey City.

In western Pennsylvania, flooding closed roads and at least one motorist had to be rescued.

In Vermont, a fiery highway crash among two milk tanker trucks and a car killed two people. There's no immediate word on what caused it, but roadways are slick.

During the day, nearly 100,000 homes and businesses lost power across the region.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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