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

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 2 2011 9:05 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2011 file photo, Bayron Zamora, right, 15, and Jarell Finley, 17, look at a down tree as heavy snow created issues with down lines and trees during a rare October snowstorm that hit the Northern New Jersey region, in Lodi, N.J. Concerns over cleanup costs are growing in municipalities that were hammered by Hurricane Irene this summer and then walloped again last weekend by a massive nor’easter, and officials say the main supplier to the state’s food pantries also has taken a hit from the back-to-back emergencies.

Julio Cortez, File, Associated Press

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. Nearly 1.2 million people were still without power Wednesday, and at least 27 deaths, including one in Canada, were blamed on the storm through traffic accidents, electrocutions or other causes.

CONNECTICUT

About 548,000 Connecticut electricity customers remained without power Wednesday morning. Jeffrey Butler, president of Connecticut Light & Power Co., joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a news conference and said the company is on track to fix 99 percent of the remaining outages by Sunday.

MASSACHUSETTS

More than 220,000 Massachusetts homes and businesses remain without power Wednesday morning. At the height of the weekend storm that dropped more than two feet of snow on some parts of the state, more than 670,000 customers were in the dark.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

About 86,000 homes and businesses were without power Wednesday morning. That's down from a peak outage of 315,000 during the height of the weekend storm. Utilities continue to say it will likely be several more days before restoration is complete.

NEW JERSEY

About 180,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity as of Wednesday morning. More than a dozen school districts in northern New Jersey remained closed Wednesday. Some districts were worried that they would use all their anticipated snow days before the winter even started.

NEW YORK

About 80,000 electricity customers were without power Wednesday morning, down from more than 300,000.

PENNSYLVANIA

More than 58,000 customers in eastern Pennsylvania were still without power Wednesday morning. About 34,000 of those outages were reported in Berks and Lehigh counties, where a few school districts remained closed.

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