Northeast Snowstorm: Over 1.6 Million Still Without Power After East Coast Storm

At Least 21 People Died as Result of Snowstorm

More than 1.6 million people in five northeastern states were still without power Tuesday morning after an unusually severe snowstorm barreled across the East Coast over the weekend.

Power companies have been battling the outages along the Northeast of the United States ever since a freak blizzard hit the East Coast Saturday. Some 2.7 million people were reportedly left without power at the time. Over half of that number reportedly still remains with no electricity.

At least 21 people died as a result of the snowstorm, according to media reports.

Over the weekend, thousands were caught stranded at airports and train stations, as The Christian Post reported.

Hundreds of schools remained closed through Monday, and some still remain closed Tuesday. In some places, like Springfield, Mass., school officials announced classes would be canceled for the entire week, according to local media reports.

Monday was, for children across the region stretching from Maine to Maryland – where emergency shelters opened – the earliest "no school" snow day remembered.

As CP reported over the weekend, more than 665,000 people were without power in New Jersey after the blizzard; over 520,000 in Connecticut, about 560,000 in Pennsylvania, more than 260,000 in New York, at least 200,000 in Massachusetts, and 26,000 in western Maryland.

Some 30 inches of heavy, wet snow fell on the affected region, breaking trees, damaging power lines and ruining many people's Halloween plans. West Milford, N.J. and Millbrook, N.Y., had the most snow with 19 inches and 21 inches on Saturday, respectively, according to NBC New York. New York City got far less snow, but it was still the biggest amount ever noted in the city for the month of October – 2.9 inches in Central Park. The Bronx had six inches and Brooklyn, two inches of snow, the news station reported.

The snowy weather, unusual for the month of October, caused delays for flights at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. Many domestic flights were canceled. In Connecticut, hundreds of passengers were stranded for several hours on their JetBlue and American Airlines flights on the runway.

Officials in at least 20 Connecticut cities and towns, including Hartford, reportedly asked parents Monday not to take their children trick-or-treating for safety reasons, reported CNN.

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