Six states are left digging out of more than two feet of snow after an historic blizzard hit the Northeast.
The National Weather Service reported Saturday that the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine received 24 to more than 30 inches of snow during the blizzard that swept the region from Friday into early Saturday.
Connecticut was the hardest hit state where 35-inch-plus snowfall amounts were common. New Haven County was buried under up to 40 inches of snowfall as was measured in Hamden. Thirty-eight inches was measured in the nearby city of Milford, 37 inches in Clintonville and around 36 inches in Oxford, North Branford and Meriden.
The excessive amounts of snowfall from the blizzard set records in many areas.
Most notable, Portland, Maine set its all-time snow record with more than 31 inches of snow. In Boston, the blizzard now ranks as the fifth biggest snowstorm on record with 24.9 inches of snow measured from the storm.
In Worcester, Mass., 28.7 inches of snow was measured in its third-largest snowstorm on record. The blizzard was the second largest on record in Concord, N.H. with 24 inches and fourth largest in Providence R.I. with 17 inches.
No record was broken in the New York City area with around a foot of snow reported, but areas just off to the east along Long Island were hit hard by heavy snow with more than 30 inches measured in some areas. Hundreds of drivers were stranded Friday night and several building reported collapsed due to the weight of the snow, according to NewsDay.
About 475,000 homes and businesses remained without power Saturday evening, down from a peak of about 650,000, and some could be cold and dark for days.
Ten people have died as a result of the storm, including an 11-year-old-boy who died in Boston of carbon monoxide in a running car as his father tried to shovel it free.