|Photo: Hartford "Courant"|
The storm, which covered cars and trees in the region in a coat of white, brought down power lines faster than repair crews could keep up, and fierce winds and blowing snow threatened to drive the crews off the job. By about 5 p.m., the northeaster had knocked out electricity to roughly 13,000 Consolidated Edison customers. All told, about 77,000 Con Edison customers had no power on Wednesday evening, up from about 64,000 earlier in the day, according to the company’s Web site.
The numbers also went up on Long Island. The Long Island Power Authority began the day saying that 184,000 customers still lacked power. By day’s end, the total was 199,000.
About 151,000 Public Service Electric and Gas customers in New Jersey had no power before the new storm arrived. The company said the storm caused an additional 90,000 power failures statewide. By late Wednesday, Jersey Central Power and Light was reporting more than 219,000 customers without electricity.The new power outages extended into southern New England.
A list of early-season snow records and more info available from AccuWeather here.
Please keep the donations coming. It appears our forecast that some could be without power for a month will be validated.