USA: Quarter of a million utility customers without power in the Northeast of the country
Blizzards brought heavy rainfall to parts of the northeastern United States; over 90 cm of snow fell. Power outages were reported in over 250,000 homes. energy company customers. In some regions, wind speeds exceeded 100 kilometers per hour, NBC News reported on Wednesday.
The element, which has hit New England and other regions, has so far caused no fatalities.
“Many people in New England woke up Wednesday morning to neighborhoods covered in white powder. More than 3 feet of snow fell in Moriah, Stony Creek and Palenville, New York, as well as Marlboro, Vermont, and Colrain, Massachusetts, NBC News reported.
The storms hit the entire Northeast. In Frenchboro, Maine, wind gusts exceeded 110 kilometers per hour, and in Atlantic City, New Jersey, gusts reached 95 kilometers per hour.
“It’s not over yet. We have some concerns about what the strong winds and heavy snowfall will bring to parts of the state. There are a lot of power outages in the southern part,” Vermont Governor Phil Scott warned on Tuesday.
According to PowerOutage.us, on Wednesday morning almost 200,000 customers were still without power in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. On Tuesday, more than 700 flights were canceled to or from LaGuardia in New York, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Logan International Airport in Boston.
From New York Andrzej Dobrowolski (PAP)