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Many MA Residents Remain without Power following Snowstorm


Boston, MA – The historic nor'easter that rolled through the Northeast over the weekend, knocked out power and left double-digit amounts of snow in nearly every Berkshire County town. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

According to the National Weather Service, a total of 32 inches of snow - more than two and a half feet - fell in the town of Peru. The Berkshire Eagle reports that most hill towns received at least 20 or more inches. Pittsfield saw 18 inches, Lanesborough 17 inches, Florida and Adams 15 inches each and North Adams and Alford 14 inches.

As of Sunday evening, the Eagle reports that there were still scattered power outages throughout South Berkshire County, with more than 50 each in Sheffield, Egremont and New Marlborough. At last report, more than 640,000 customers remain without power in Massachusetts.

The snowstorm has disrupted rail service, with downed trees blocking tracks and weighing down overhead power lines. Amtrak says it has suspended service between Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, and New Haven, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Concerns over youngsters' safety have also prompted some communities to cancel or postpone today's Halloween trick-or-treating - including the city of Worcester, which has asked residents to postpone trick-or-treating until Thursday.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.