Northeast snowstorm leaves tens of thousands without power
Snow slows traffic Friday morning in New Hampshire. More than 20,000 customers reportedly were without power in the state.
April 1st, 2011
10:43 AM ET

Northeast snowstorm leaves tens of thousands without power

An April Fools' Day winter storm roared into the Northeast on Friday, coating highways, closing schools and leaving tens of thousands without power.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for areas of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. Some areas could get more than a foot of snow, forecasters said. Much of the snow was expected to be wet and heavy, the kind that can bring down power lines, the weather service said.

It didn't take long for that prediction to come true. More than 20,000 customers were without power in Massachusetts by midmorning Friday, according to The Boston Globe. A similar number were without power in New Hampshire, according to CNN affiliate WMUR-TV in Manchester.

WMUR reported that 560 schools were closed in New Hampshire because of the weather.

As the storm approached Thursday, Central Maine Power Co. warned that it could be the worst in a series of storms that have battered the area this winter, CNN affiliate WGME-TV in Portland reported, because the spring thaw has loosened the ground, making it easier for trees to fall. The utility had 400 workers on standby to deal with weather emergencies, WGME reported.

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  1. Algore

    "The debate is over."

    April 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Slick Willie

    Monica, is that you?
    Come in here dear girl, have a cigar..

    April 3, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Dolly O.

    So. Calif the Golden State here & What a lovely SUNDAY morning.. I guess its how we welcome it:) Been reading y'all & what a sence of humor that at times it is incomprahensable if "we" dont catch the wave..or the YOKE (the center of it) Mother nature does have a way of mixing white snow with earth where naturally we have a varietty of colors..;) ¶About the weather we can come to any conclusion, opinion, beleive..ect. OR Look for the signs "TT IS WHAT IT IS" LAUGHTER IS GREAT MEDICINE..JUST NEVER BELOW THE BELT.. "Life is like a box of CHOCOLATES Never know what you gonna get"F.G.* in my case i'll take a nibble out of each one..LOL!!! Good day to all of U.

    April 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Joel Raes

    I miss the snow and rain. Living in AZ brings alot of sun. Hope people in these areas stay warm and safe.

    Thanks,

    Joel Raes

    April 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. misha1457@gmail.com

    Seasonal 82F in Austin, TX. Deliberately moved down here from CT to finally get away from these snow nightmares...

    April 3, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. masteropuppet

    SARAH PALIN EVENTHOUG H I LOVE THAT MAMACITA SHE IS ASS SMART ASS ALL REPUBLICANS. THEY ARE THE REASON AMERICA IS IN DEBT AND RECESSION TOO. CHANGE IS WHAT WE NEED. I DONT MEAN OBAMA. I MEAN REAL CHANGE. LOOK AT ARIZONAS STUPID 1070 LAW NOW THEY REALIZED IMMIGRANTS ARE THE REASON AMERICA RESUSITATES.

    April 3, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. masteropuppet

    THE PEOPLE THE POLICE NEED TAKE CARE OF ARE THE CRIMINALS ON THE STREETS. I REGRET NOT CHOSING THAT CAREER. MY TOWN MAYBE EVEN MY COUNTY WOULD BE CLEARED FROM HUSTLERS AND REPUBLICANTS. THE REAL REASON WHY AMERICA IS GOING DOWNHILL ECONOMICALLY.

    April 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Captain Kangaroo

      Dude, you really need to work on your English (and spelling, grammar, etc., etc.) if you're planning to stay in this country...

      AND DON'T USE ALL CAPS... IT'S RETARDED!!

      April 4, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kim

    These are some really funny posts! I live in Kona & we have the best weather year round. So glad we don't have WALKER here, he is a fool! In ffact, All republicans are egotistical pompous asses! enjoy your day evryone, Life is awesome! ALOHA FROM HAWAII

    April 4, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
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