Power outages from East Coast snowstorm top 2.3M

October 29, 2011 10:20:21 PM PDT
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.


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