- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Drivers face tough commute in snowy Northeast
“The massive amount of snow left behind effectively shut down the entire region,” he said.
Utility crews, some brought in from as far away as Georgia, Oklahoma and Canada, raced to restore power. In hardest-hit Massachusetts, officials said some of the outages might linger until Tuesday.
Boston recorded 24.9 inches of snow, making it the fifth-biggest storm on record in the city. The city appealed to the state and private contractors for more front-end loaders and other heavy equipment to clear snow piles clogging residential streets.
Rain and higher temperatures in the forecast for Monday could help melt the mess but also put extra weight on snow-covered roofs, leading to collapses. Officials said people should try to clear flat or gently sloped roofs — but only if they could do so safely.
“We don’t recommend that people, unless they’re young and experienced, go up on roofs,” said Peter Judge, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Officials warned of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.
In Boston, two people died Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide while sitting in running cars, including a teenager who went into the family car to stay warm while his father shoveled. The vehicles’ tailpipes had become clogged with snow.
• David Klepper reported from Newport, R.I., and Frank Eltman reported from Patchogue, N.Y. Associated Press writers Stephen Singer in Manchester, Conn.; Mike Melia in South Windsor, Conn.; John Christoffersen in Fairfield, Conn.; and David Sharp in Portland, Maine, contributed to this article.
TWT Video Picks
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
- CPAC 2014: Rand Paul urges conservatives to fight for liberty
- Putin has transformed Russian army into a lean, mean fighting machine
- Soldier who hid to avoid saluting the flag to be punished in secret; Army won't release details
- EDITORIAL: Connecticut revolts against gun controls that could criminalize 300,000
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- Bill Clinton cashes in on struggling nonprofit hospital
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- EDITORIAL: Harry Reid's corrupt Senate house of cards
- Russias Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Winter storm hits states — again