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

November 1, 2011 - 5:40 PM
October Snow

National Grid workers Tim Skermont, of Remsen, N.Y., front, and Wayne Spencer, of Lowville, N.Y., behind right, clear tree limbs from a road after cutting them off power lines, in Athol, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Snow and high winds from a rare late October storm over the weekend brought down trees and tree limbs across the state, damaging power lines and leaving many without electricity. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A state-by-state look at some of the effects of the late October storm that shocked the Northeast during the weekend with up to 30 inches of snow. More than 1.6 million people were still without power Tuesday, and at least 23 deaths, including one in Canada, are blamed on the storm through traffic accidents, electrocutions or other causes.

CONNECTICUT

About 678,600 Connecticut electricity customers remained without power Tuesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says several out-of-state utilities have not kept their promises to send crews to help. He called on the U.S. Department of Energy to intercede, and the agency says more assistance is headed to Connecticut and surrounding states.

MASSACHUSETTS

About 299,500 Massachusetts homes and businesses remain without power. Utility officials say it could be several days before everyone is back online.

MARYLAND

Electric utilities in Maryland say only about 1,000 customers remain without power.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

About 135,000 homes and businesses were without power Tuesday afternoon. That's down from a peak outage of 315,000 during the height of the weekend storm.

NEW JERSEY

About 284,000 homes and businesses were still without electricity as of late Tuesday afternoon. Train service remains suspended between Hackettstown and Lake Hopatcong. But all other rail service is now on or close to schedule.

NEW YORK

About 144,000 electricity customers are without power, down from more than 300,000.

PENNSYLVANIA

About 90,000 Pennsylvania utility customers remain without power. Most of the outages remain in Berks and Lehigh counties. The state says about 65 roads remain closed because of downed trees or power lines.

RHODE ISLAND

Divers have sealed leaky fuel tanks on a barge that sank in Rhode Island waters during the snowstorm. The Coast Guard says that while the barge itself contains no fuel, several portable fuel tanks and pieces of equipment attached to the barge contain 2,400 gallons of diesel fuel.