Power Outages From Snowstorm Top More Than 650,000
Millions of customers along the Northeast reported power losses early Sunday after the early season snow storm, including more than 650,000 in Massachusetts. In New Hampshire there were 200,000 without electricity.
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Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency in response to the impacts of the severe winter storm, allowing him to mobilize the National Guard to help hard-hit cities and towns Sunday morning. Heavy wet snow combined with significant wind conditions caused most of the significant power outages across the commonwealth.
National Grid spokesman Jackie Barry says it is still too early to assess the full impact.
Snowfall totals broke records in Massachusetts, topping 26 inches in Windsor and nearly 25 inches in Plainfield.
Although the storm may be winding down, emergency officials say people should be on the lookout for more falling limbs because the snow is so wet and heavy.
This program aired on October 30, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.