A state-by-state look at effects of Oct. snowstorm

November 1, 2011 - 6:50 AM
October Snow

Students who were driven out of their dorms at Fairleigh Dickinson University congregate near cots in a shelter at the school's gym following a rare October snowstorm, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in Hackensack, N.J. The university has extended its invitation to students and community members who lost power during the storm. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A state-by-state look at some of the effects of the late October storm that shocked the Northeast over the weekend with up to 30 inches of snow. The wet, heavy snow accumulated on still-leafy trees and snapped off branches or toppled them altogether, taking down power lines. Fewer than 2 million people were still without power Monday, and at least 21 deaths, including one in Canada, are blamed on the storm through traffic accidents, electrocutions or other causes.

— CONNECTICUT: About 690,000 customers still without power, down from more than 830,000, a number that broke the state record set by the remnants of Hurricane Irene in August. Communications disrupted because of damage to hundreds of cellphone towers. Passengers stranded for seven hours or more on tarmac at Hartford's airport after being diverted from New York-area airports. At least two deaths. President Barack Obama signs emergency declaration for federal aid.

— MAINE: About 2,200 without power, down from about 160,000.

— MARYLAND: About 3,500 without power, down from about 43,000.

— MASSACHUSETTS: More than 350,000 without power. Delays on commuter rail into Boston. Dozens of school districts cancel classes; many communities call off Halloween trick-or-treating because of downed power lines. At least three deaths.

— NEW HAMPSHIRE: About 150,000 without power, down from more than 315,000. Shelters open for people without heat.

— NEW JERSEY: About 338,000 are still without power, down from nearly 700,000. Gov. Chris Christie says damage to utilities is worse than that wrought by Irene. Trains begin rolling on New Jersey Transit's Morris and Essex line, including the Gladstone Branch and the Montclair-Boonton line. However, there are delays of up to 45 minutes. At least four deaths.

— NEW YORK: About 170,000 without power, down from more than 300,000. Dozens of motorists stranded up to 10 hours on snow-covered highways north of New York City. Crews race to clean fallen trees from Central Park before New York City Marathon the coming weekend. At least three deaths.

— PENNSYLVANIA: More than 100,000 without power, down from about a half-million. At least eight deaths.

— RHODE ISLAND: Service has been restored to nearly all of the 20,000 electric customers who lost power.

— VERMONT: About 7,500 lost power at some point. Areas devastated in August by remnants of Hurricane Irene reported 13 inches.

— WASHINGTON, D.C.: Trace of snow ties 1925 record for the date.