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October 30, 2011
Snow smacks Northeast; power could be out for days
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- Millions of people from Maine to Maryland were without power as an unseasonably early nor'easter dumped heavy, wet snow over the weekend on a region more used to gaping at leaves in October than shoveling snow.
The snow was due to stop falling in New England late Sunday, but Halloween will likely come and go before many of the more than 3 million without electricity see it restored, officials warned. Several officials referred to the combination of its early arrival and its ferocity as historic, yet another unwelcome superlative for weather-weary Northeasterners.(32 images)



A vehicle makes its way at the snow-covered intersection of Autumn and Grove Streets in Lodi, N.J., following a rare October snowstorm that hit the region, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Julio Cortez / AP


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A pedestrian walks past a parking lot Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2011 as heavy snow continues to fall in Easton, Pa. Matt Smith / AP



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Adrena Keeton 9, and her sister, Hanna Keeton 5, head down a hill on the saucer Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. John C. Whitehead / The Patriot-News



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Jill Shapiro takes photographs of the falling snow at a park in Bellefonte, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Gene J. Puskar / AP



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The seats at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., are cleared of snow before an NCAA college football game between Penn State and Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Gene J. Puskar / AP



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A car drives through the campus of Haverford College, in Haverford, Pa. Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. Jacqueline Larma / AP



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Birds gather around snow covered hedges in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice



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Tiffany Ontko of Swoyersville cleans snow off her car in Mountaintop, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice



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Pedestrians trek along a snowy walk way in Ambler, Penna. on Saturday, October 29, 2011. RON TARVER / Philadelphia Inquirer



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From left Lauren Donofrio, 9, Jaclyn Stub, 10 and Vicotria Staub 10, create their first snowman of he season in Ambler, Penna. on Saturday, October 29, 2011. RON TARVER / Philadelphia Inquirer



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A spectator could no longer take the sleet and rain during the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta along the Schuylkill River in Penna. on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Michael Bryant / Philadelphia Inquirer



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Ground crews try to clear falling snow from the field at Michie Stadium as fans head for their seats before the start of a NCAA college football game between Army and Fordham University in West Point, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Hans Pennink / AP



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A Times Square Alliance worker clears snow in New York's Times Square Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. Tina Fineberg / AP



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Train tracks are seen covered in snow outside Long Island Railroad railyard, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in New York. Karly Domb Sadof / AP



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The West Harrison Fire Department's Frank Forgione, center, removes branches off a fallen tree to free a damaged vehicle in West Harrison, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Xavier Mascarenas / The Journal News



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Ashraf Gouda delivers mail for the United States Postal Service on a snowy afternoon with the leaves on the trees still turning autumn colors in Sea Cliff, N.Y. on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Kathy Kmonicek / AP



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Cars drive under and around a fallen tree on Route 303 in Valley Cottage, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Peter Carr / The Journal News



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Michael Neiss brushes the snow from his car in Franklin Square, New York on Saturday, October 29, 2011, as an early snowstorm hit the area. Steve Pfost / Newsday



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A bicycle is covered with fresh sleet and snow during a snowstorm in Zuccotti Park, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in New York. John Minchillo / AP



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Outdoor Halloween decorations get covered with snow as it falls Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 in New York. Tina Fineberg / AP



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Halloween decorations are covered with snow on a day when the Northern New Jersey region was hit with a rare October snowstorm, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Julio Cortez / AP



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Othello Smith of Morris Twp shovels snow away from his driveway after branches of a tree were taken down by the weight of a heavy snow blocking one lane of E. Hanover Avenue Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. Bob Karp / AP



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Fabio Bogado cleans snow from a delivery car in front of his Pizza shop along Rt 57 in Washington Borough (Warren Co.), N.J., Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. Rich Schultz / AP



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A woman tosses a brush to a man as they clear snow off a vehicle during a rare October storm, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in West New York, N.J. Julio Cortez / AP



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Michael LaBar makes his way along Rt 57 in Washington Borough (Warren Co.), N.J., Saturday Oct. 29, 2011. Rich Schultz / AP



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A man runs as heavy snow drops over the Northern New Jersey region during a rare October snowstorm, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Edgewater, N.J. Julio Cortez / AP



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Stewart Collins walks in a falling snow in New Brunswick, N.J. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Mel Evans / AP



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A downed tree limb lies across power lines in Belmont, Mass., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Michael Dwyer / AP



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Jay Ericson clears snow of branches weighing down on power lines at his home following a snow storm a day earlier in Glastonbury, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Jessica Hill / AP



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Sarah Arel clears snow from her roof in Ashburnham, Mass., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Michael Dwyer / AP



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Rutland, Vt., residents woke up to this view to the east on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, as a storm left a cover of snow, in Killington, Vt. There were up to six inches of snow atop Killington. Vyto Starinskas / The Rutland Herald



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Snow covers the trees during first day of skiing at the Killington Ski Area on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Killington, Vt. Vyto Starinskas / The Rutland Herald



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