A state-by-state look at effects of Oct. snowstorm

AP News
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 2:19 AM
A state-by-state look at effects of Oct. snowstorm

A state-by-state look at some of the effects of the late October storm that shocked the Northeast during the weekend with up to 32 inches of snow. About 1.6 million people were still without power Tuesday, and at least 25 deaths, including one in Canada, were blamed on the storm through traffic accidents, electrocutions or other causes.


About 678,600 Connecticut electricity customers remained without power Tuesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says several out-of-state utilities have not kept their promises to send crews to help. He called on the U.S. Department of Energy to intercede, and the agency says more assistance is headed to Connecticut and surrounding states.


About 299,500 Massachusetts homes and businesses remain without power. Utility officials say it could be several days before everyone is back online. The state fire marshal said two people died of what's believed to be carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to heat their home after losing power during the snowstorm, raising the number of state deaths related to the storm to five.


Electric utilities in Maryland say only about 1,000 customers remain without power.


About 130,000 homes and businesses were without power early Wednesday. That's down from a peak outage of 315,000 during the height of the weekend storm.


About 284,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity as of late Tuesday afternoon. Train service remains suspended between Hackettstown and Lake Hopatcong. But all other rail service is now on or close to schedule.


About 144,000 electricity customers are without power, down from more than 300,000.


About 90,000 Pennsylvania utility customers remain without power. Most of the outages remain in Berks and Lehigh counties. The state says about 65 roads remain closed because of downed trees or power lines.


Divers have sealed leaky fuel tanks on a barge that sank in Rhode Island waters during the snowstorm. The Coast Guard says that while the barge itself contains no fuel, several portable fuel tanks and pieces of equipment attached to the barge contain 2,400 gallons of diesel fuel.