Power still out for 1.6 million after October snowstorm


More than 1.6 million people across five states are still without power after the October storm that dropped more than 2 feet of snow in some regions across the Northeast. At least 13 deaths have been attributed to the storm, prompting emergency declarations from state governors, and also cancelling Halloween trick-or-treating in some areas. Halloween celebrations were postponed in about a dozen Massachusetts cities, and at least 20 in Connecticut.

“No amount of candy is worth a potentially serious or even fatal accident,” Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said. Temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week to the 50s and 60s, but officials warned it could be Friday before power is back everywhere. President Barack Obama has approved federal aid for Connecticut to supplement state and local response efforts.


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