Northeast Snowstorm: Power Still Out for More Than 100,000 On Day 8
Sunday marked the 8th day without power for many residents hit by the October snowstorm in the Northeast. Tens of thousands still remain in the dark in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
About 4,000 people in both New Jersey and Massachusetts are still without power. That number is down from the more than 700,000 customers in the dark immediately following the storm.
It is unclear when all the power will be restored to residents in the two states.
More than 100,000 customers are still without power in Connecticut, the state hardest hit by the October blizzard. Power company crews continue to work around the clock to restore power to the state, but estimate that some will still not have power Monday.
The storm knocked out power to more than 3 million customers across the Northeast. Nearly 1 million customers in Connecticut lost power in the immediate aftermath of the blizzard.
Snow and ice covered tree limbed took down power lines as the storm rolled through the region. The snowstorm caused school closures and treacherous travel conditions for the following week.
It is unclear when residents in Connecticut will have power restored. Officials maintain that 99 percent of residents will have power restored by Monday, according to reports. It is not clear how accurate the estimate is or who might be the first customers to have power restored.
Connecticut Light & Power officials said the last customers could see power restored as late as Wednesday.