East Coast wakes up to chaos: Snow shuts nuclear power station down, up to 600,000 are without power and thousands of drivers stranded as Nemo buries cities under TWO FEET of snow
- Storm battered Northeast Friday night into Saturday morning
- New York City got just over eight inches of snow and Boston got more than two
- JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports are open, but no flights are taking off
- More than 650,000 customers without power in Northeast
- Hurricane force wind gusts up to 76mph reported at Boston’s Logan Airport
- One storm-related death in Poughkeepsie, New York, and three others in Canada
- Nearly 35 inches of snow fell in parts of Connecticut, 22 inches in Long Island, New York, one foot in New Jersey, eight inches in Manhattan
The East Coast woke up to more than two feet of snow this morning as nearly every mode of travel from Maine to New York remained paralyzed by a massive winter storm.
The behemoth nor’easter packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions dumped more than two feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 homes and businesses.
More than 28 inches of snow had fallen on central Connecticut by early Saturday, and areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched two feet or more of snow — with more falling.
Airlines canceled more than 5,300 flights through Saturday. New York City’s three major airports were open Saturday morning, but no flights have left since the night before, and Boston’s Logan Airport remains closed.
About a dozen flights are scheduled to depart from JFK Airport beginning 9am Saturday.
A nuclear power plant in Massachusetts lost power and automatically shut down late on Friday during a massive blizzard across the northeastern United States, the nuclear regulator said.