Massachusetts & New York (AP) - More than 345,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity following the massive snowstorm that swept across the Northeast, with most outages in hard-hit Massachusetts.
Utilities in Massachusetts are reporting more than 243,000 of their power customers still in the dark Sunday morning, down from more than 400,000.
The storm started Friday night and dumped up to 3 feet of snow and knocked out power to more than 650,000 homes and businesses from Maine to Pennsylvania.
About 73,400 customers in Rhode Island and more than 25,000 in Connecticut still were without power Sunday morning.
A 27-mile stretch of the Long Island Expressway is closed in both directions on eastern Long Island.
That's so highway crews can complete the job of snow removal.
Eastern Long Island got slammed with 30 inches of snow in some locations. Hundreds of cars became snarled on area roadways including the LIE at the height of the storm. That has made snow removal from those highways more difficult.
Power still had not been restored to 3,000 customers in New York, down from nearly 12,000.
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