(NEW YORK) — Wednesday’s winter storm has left almost 400,000 customers without power in the northeast.
Public Service Company of New Hampshire spokesman Martin Murray says, “The reason that this has occurred is we really had wet, heavy snow, that’s fallen on evergreen trees and there hasn’t been a lot of wind to push that snow off so instead they’ve been weighed down and they’ve interfered with power lines and equipment.”
In New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 293,000 customers are without power.
In New York, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, nearly 100,000 customers are without power.
It’s expected to take days to restore power in some areas.
The storm is also impacting Thanksgiving travel. As of Wednesday night, 4,624 flights were delayed and 735 were cancelled, according to the flight-tracking company FlightAware.
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