Northeast Begins Digging Out After ‘Nemo’
Residents of the Northeast are beginning to dig out after a deadly blizzard of historic proportions dumped more than 3 feet of snow and cut power to hundreds of thousands.
About 345,000 homes and businesses remained without power early Sunday, down from a high of 650,000. But utilities in some hard-hit areas, such as Massachusetts and Rhode Island, warned that residents could remain in the dark at least for another day.
In Massachusetts, NStar utility said it was too dangerous to send in crews in many areas. National Guard troops helped evacuate coastal areas where there was some flooding.
Municipal workers from New York to Boston labored through the night Saturday in snow-bound communities.
“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone of Long Island, which got more than 2½ feet of snow.