HARTFORD, Conn. – The number of homes and businesses without power on the East Coast has grown to more than 3.2 million after an unusually early snowstorm.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the more than 800,000 customers without power there breaks a record set when the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit the state in August. He says people could be without electricity for a week.
More than 670,000 have lost power in Massachusetts. Those without electricity number 285,000 in New Hampshire and at least 145,000 in Maine.
More than 600,000 people in New Jersey have lost power, and in New York, more than 300,000 are without it.
Utilities in Pennsylvania are saying more than 390,000 are without power, and Western Maryland had more than 11,000 outages.
Central Vermont Public Service says more than 6,300 there had no power.