- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 27, 2010

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Utility crews fought their way through deep snow Saturday to restore electricity to more than a million homes and businesses that lost power from the powerful winter storm.

Snowfall amounts from Friday’s storm varied throughout the Northeast, but nearly every state was left to deal with the fallout of powerful, gusting winds that created near-blizzard conditions in some areas that have faced three strong storms this month.

Power failures were severe and widespread, ranging from more than 330,000 in New Hampshire, to over 200,000 in Connecticut and New York and more than 100,000 in Maine and Massachusetts at the storm’s peak.

The highest wind reported was 91 mph off Portsmouth, N.H. — well above hurricane force of 74 mph. Gusts also hit 60 mph or more from the mountains of West Virginia to New York’s Long Island and Massachusetts.

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