David Gard, Associated Press
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — Drivers are facing a tough commute across parts of the Northeast that were smacked by a surprisingly strong October snowstorm and plunged into darkness.
Trees and downed power lines still littered roads and rail lines in the region early Monday. New Jersey Transit was letting passengers transfer freely among train and bus lines because several miles of track were still disrupted.
Hundreds of schools closed throughout the region, and Halloween trick-or-treating was to be curtailed in many communities because of downed power lines.
The storm dropped anywhere from a trace to 30 inches of wet, heavy snow from Maryland to Maine. More than 3 million people lacked electricity at one point as trees toppled under the weight and brought down power lines.
That number was down to about 2.1 million by early Monday. Service isn't expected to be restored in many spots until Wednesday.
- 'Deseret News National Edition': Africa and...
- Students clean up after mayhem near pumpkin fest
- Friends, family of Dallas Ebola patient reach...
- Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split
- Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024...
- The poorest of the poor in many Third World...
- Some 60 head of cattle shot in Nevada spree;...
- Indiana man's confession leads to 7 bodies
- Can public officials refuse to perform... 68
- Official: 2nd worker isolated within 90... 21
- New Ebola 'czar' knows Washington, but... 21
- Why I stand with the Houston Five 16
- Are teachers getting behind Common... 15
- Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona,... 14
- Utah health officials prepare for... 13
- Vatican alters draft report translation... 12