Close to 600,000 still without power as blizzard heads out to sea
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New York (CNN) – A massive blizzard that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow in parts of the Northeast is heading out to sea, as workers across New York and New England struggle to get airports, trains and highways back online.
The snowstorm, a product of two converging weather systems, knocked out power for more than 635,000 customers and prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend deliveries in seven states. Power restored in some areas by Saturday afternoon, leaving some 593,000 customers still without electricity as nightfall approached.
“We had a bad storm here with heavy, heavy snow — starting with a wet snow early, which stuck to the trees, which brought them down on the power lines, and then the temperatures dropping and then high, high winds all combining to a lot of power outages. We have our challenges here,” Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee told CNN……More at CNN