A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast today, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 homes and businesses. More than 38 inches of snow fell in central Connecticut, and an 82-mph wind gust was recorded there in Westport. Areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire notched at least 2 feet—with more falling. Boston had about 22 inches, and up to 3 feet was expected. A little more than 11 inches fell on New York City.
Flooding remains a concern along the coast. Early snowfall was blamed for a 19-car pileup yesterday in Cumberland, Maine, that caused minor injuries. In New York, dozens of cars remained stuck on the Long Island Expressway. At least five deaths are blamed on the storm, three of them in Canada. Pedestrians were killed in New York state and Connecticut.
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