During the past few hours a heavy band of snow
continued to get organized in southern Maine
across central New England and into long island
New York. In addition wind gusts up to hurricane
force have been recorded along with numerous
reports of fallen trees.
Airlines serving the effected areas have
cancelled more than 5,300 flights and the three
major airports serving New York City as well as
Boston's Logan Airport have been shut down.
Boston has received over 21 inches of snow,
Portland, Maine broke its record 27.1 inches set
in January 1979. The city has received over 29
inches. Officials with Delta, JetBlue and United
Airlines reported that some flights to the New
York City airports could resume by midday.
New York City, received 11 inches of snow no
real major impact. Underground public transport
is running without delays. Residents heeded
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's warnings to stay
indoors. By Saturday morning much Manhattan was
back to normal.
On New York’s Long
Island over 10,000 homes are without electrical
power. In Massachusetts and Rhode Island there
are over 600,000 homes and businesses without
power. In Connecticut 30,000 without power.