Power Outages From East Coast Snowstorm Top 2.3M

By The Associated Press

The unusually early snowstorm bringing heavy, wet snow to the East Coast has knocked out power to more than 2.3 million homes and businesses.

More than 665,000 people are without power in New Jersey, including Gov. Chris Christie, who declared a state of emergency Saturday. Two hospitals that lost power are operating on generators.

Utilities in Connecticut are reporting more than 550,000 without power, while utilities in Pennsylvania are saying more than 560,000 are without power.

In Massachusetts, more than 320,000 are without electricity. In New York, more than 260,000 have lost power.

Western Maryland has more than 26,000 outages.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Bernard Mc Kernan

    When will these power companies with their obscene profits start putting lines underground? The CEO’s are jerk off high paying schmucks & the people are the serfs. Time for a change, it should be mandatory by government regulation.

  • yvonne d

    Some people do not love money they worship it. With there outrages prices.

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