Folks all over New England and up and down the coast are digging out after virtually being paralyzed by a massive nor'easter that left at least 15 dead, and 600,000 without power at one point.
Every mode of travel from Maine to New York was shut down late Friday and early Saturday as the merciless storm dumped more than two feet of snow across New England and blew winds of 75 mph in Boston. Winds hit 69 mph in Nantucket
The snowfall amounts grew to 40" in Hamden, Connecticut and 38 inches in Milford, Connecticut. Portland, Maine reported 31.9 inches.
Airlines canceled more than 5,300 flights, but as dawn broke Saturday morning, runways were being cleared and airports were starting to open. This morning, all of the area's major airports are open.
More than 1,700 snow plows worked feverously to clear roadways from New York to Boston and along the Long Island Expressway where a spokesman said about 100 cars were abandoned and buried under snow. That made plowing more challenging and explains why the governors of Massachusetts and Connecticut issued orders BANNING vehicles from being on the state’s highways late Friday. That ban was lifted Sunday.
From Agawam, Mass
A 19-car pileup in Falmouth, Maine was blamed on snow; police reported only minor injuries. However in Poughkeepsie, New York, a 74-year-old man was killed after a driver lost control of her car in the snow.
A nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts lost power late Friday, automatically shut down without problems, and posed no threat to public safety, according to officials.