700,000 people lose power in the biggest snowstorm that the Northeast has seen in years. On Feb. 9, Reuters reported that the power was down, travel was banned, and at least five people were killed when the blizzard, known to many as "Nemo" hit New England.
As previously reported, 3,500 flights were canceled on Friday and Saturday thanks to this mega-snow dumper. Many towns in Massachusetts saw upwards of 2 feet of snow with win gusts up to 60mph. The storm was furious in the overnight hours, dropping 2" to 4" per hour for over three hours. While the storm has pulled away from the coast, there are still thousands of people sitting in the dark (and the cold) tonight.
700,000 lost power according to utility companies like National Grid and NStar. However, the power outages weren't the worst part of the storm. At least five people have been confirmed dead in snow-related incidents.
"An 80-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while clearing her driveway, and a 40-year-old man collapsed while shoveling snow. One man, 73, slipped outside his home and was found dead on Saturday. A Boston fire official said an 11-year-old boy died from carbon monoxide poisoning. In Poughkeepsie, New York, a man in his 70s was struck and killed on a snowy roadway. A 30-year-old motorist in New Hampshire also died when his car went off the road," Reuters reports.
700,000 lost power during this storm but utility workers are doing their best to get them back on the grid. The blizzard of 2013 proved to be dangerous but most are very happy that it's over.