Halloween parties postponed in Northeast US due to power outage caused by rare October snowstorm

By on Nov 1, 2011 in United States, Weather Comments

A lot of Halloween parties have been postponed in Northeast US due to the widespread power outages caused by the rare October snowstorm, affecting about 1.7 million customers.

A downed tree limb lies across power lines
in Belmont, Massachusetts, Sunday, Oct. 30,
caused by the rare snowstorm

Image Credit: Michael Dwyer/AP

As noted at US news sites on Tuesday, November 01, 2011, power outage still continues in some US states in the northeastern part due to the early snowstorm, causing many Halloween celebrations and trick-and-treat to be postponed.

According to CNN, the rare October snowstorm has dropped more than 2 feet of snow in some places over the weekend, with local government officials now alarmed of the bad weather condition.

Snowfall amounts of at least one foot were recorded from West Virginia to Maine, but the heaviest snow fell in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Berkshire County in Peru, Massachusetts, was said to have received 32 inches of snow.

Over two million homes and business establishments have been affected by the power outage, including at Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Hundreds of schools were also closed.

Governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts, have declared emergency on their areas, as the bad weather have reportedly claimed at least 21 lives over the weekend.

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