Thousands Still Lack Power After Northeast Storm

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Thousands of people around the snowy Northeast awoke without power today, a day after the season's first wintry storm blew through the region.

The wet snow fell on trees still covered in fall leaves. The weight and the gusty winds sent limbs crashing down on power lines.

The National Weather Service reports snowfall totals up to 13 inches in northern New York, and as much as 15 inches along the northwestern edge of the Catskills. More than 40,000 customers were without power in upstate New York.

In New Jersey, crews are working to restore power to more than 41,000 homes and businesses. Authorities say service may not be restored until late tonight due to downed trees hindering access to power lines.

Meanwhile, a lake-effect snow warning has been posted today for northwestern Pennsylvania. Accumulations of up to 12 inches are possible in higher elevations.

More snow and wind are also in the forecast for Vermont.

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