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Storm in U.S. Northeast knocks out power to 650,000

Storm in U.S. Northeast knocks out power to 650,000

PanARMENIAN.Net - A massive blizzard that dumped as much as 3 feet of snow in some parts of the Northeast is heading out to sea, as workers across New York and New England struggle to get airports, trains and highways back online, CNN reported.

The snowstorm, a product of two converging weather systems, knocked out power for more than 650,000 customers in the Northeast. Mandatory evacuations were issued Saturday, Feb 9 morning for Massachusetts coastal regions near Hull out of flooding concerns, while authorities also advised residents to leave shoreline areas in Marshfield and Scituate.

Forecasters say the storm is expected to continue swirling across New England into Saturday with gusts up to 40 mph in cities including Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston. Most of the heavy snow will taper off later in the afternoon, they said.

Three of New York's busiest airports resumed limited service Saturday morning. Logan International Airport in Boston and Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, remained closed.

"We're slowly coming back," said Susan Baer, Port Authority aviation director of New York and New Jersey. "We don't have every runway open yet and it's certainly a recovery process, so check with your airline."

Snowfall in Manhattan reached just under a foot, with heavier accumulations in Long Island, where 27 inches fell in Stony Brook.

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