Power Still Out For Millions
November 1, 2011 by staff
Power Still Out For Millions, A state by state look at some of the effects of late October storm that hit the Northeast during the weekend with up to 30 inches of snow. The heavy wet snow accumulated on trees and lush even turned off the branches or downed completely, taking power lines. Less than 2 million people remained without electricity on Monday, and at least 21 dead, including one in Canada, are attributed to the storm through traffic accidents, electrocution or other causes.
- CONNECTICUT: About 690,000 customers remain without power, down from more than 830,000, a figure that broke the record set by the state of the remnants of Hurricane Irene in August. Interrupted communications due to damage to hundreds of cell phone towers. Passengers stranded for seven hours or more on the tarmac in Hartford, after being diverted from New York-area airports. At least two dead. President Barack Obama signs emergency declaration for federal aid.
- Maine: About 2,200 without power, compared to about 160,000.
- MARYLAND: About 3,500 without power, compared to about 43,000.
- Massachusetts: More than 350,000 without power. The delays on commuter trains in Boston. Dozens of school districts cancel classes, communities, many call for Halloween trick or treating because of downed power lines. At least three dead.
- New Hampshire: About 150,000 without power, down from more than 315,000. Open shelters for people without heat.
- NEW JERSEY: About 338,000 still without power, down from almost 700,000. Governor Chris Christie said damage to public services is worse than that caused by Irene. Trains started shooting in New Jersey Transit Morris and Essex line, including the Gladstone Power and Montclair-Boonton line. However, there are delays of up to 45 minutes. At least four dead.
- NEW YORK: about 170,000 without electricity, down from more than 300,000. Dozens of stranded motorists up to 10 hours on snowy roads of northern New York City. Race teams to clear fallen trees from Central Park before the New York Marathon next weekend. At least three dead.
- Pennsylvania: More than 100,000 without power, down from about half a million. At least eight dead.
- RHODE ISLAND: The service has been restored to almost all electricity 20,000 customers were without electricity.
- Vermont: About 7,500 were without power at some point. The areas devastated in August by the remnants of Hurricane Irene reported 13 inches.
- WASHINGTON, DC: 1925 Trace of snow ties record for the date.
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