Oct 31, 2011 8:23 PM by Joe bevans
Here's a state-by-state look at some of the effects of the late October storm that shocked the Northeast over the weekend with up to 30 inches of snow. The wet, heavy snow accumulated on still-leafy trees and snapped off branches or toppled them altogether, taking down power lines. Less than 2 million people were still without power Monday, and at least 19 deaths, including one in Canada, are blamed on the storm through traffic accidents, electrocutions or other causes. - CONNECTICUT: More than 750,000 customers still without power, down from more than 830,000, a number that broke the state record set by the remnants of Hurricane Irene in August. Communications disrupted because of damage to hundreds of cellphone towers. Passengers stranded for seven hours or more on tarmac at Hartford's airport after being diverted from New York-area airports. At least two deaths. - MAINE: About 7,500 without power, down from about 160,000. - MARYLAND: About 3,500 without power, down from about 43,000. - MASSACHUSETTS: About 450,000 without power. Delays on commuter rail into Boston. Dozens of school districts cancel classes; many communities call off Halloween trick-or-treating because of downed power lines. At least two deaths. - NEW HAMPSHIRE: More than 200,000 without power, down from more than 315,000. Shelters open for people without heat. - NEW JERSEY: About 400,000 are still without power, down from nearly 700,000. Gov. Chris Christie says damage to utilities is worse than that wrought by Irene. Some rail lines still blocked by fallen branches. More than 30 school districts call off classes. At least four deaths. - NEW YORK: About 215,000 without power, down from more than 300,000. Dozens of motorists stranded up to 10 hours on snow-covered highways north of New York City. Crews race to clean fallen trees from Central Park before New York City Marathon the coming weekend. At least two deaths. - PENNSYLVANIA: More than 200,000 without power, down from about a half-million. At least eight deaths. - RHODE ISLAND: More than 1,700 without power, down from about 20,000. Crews try to raise a sunken barge containing hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel. - VERMONT: About 7,500 lost power at some point. Areas devastated in August by remnants of Hurricane Irene reported 13 inches. - WASHINGTON, D.C.: Trace of snow ties 1925 record for the date.