Tens of thousands of people were without power Sunday morning after the East Coast was plunged into a deep freeze in the wake of the powerful nor’easter that dumped mounds of snow.
Dangerous wind chills fell below zero after Winter Storm Kenan pummeled the North East region on Friday and Saturday.
Massachusetts bore the brunt of the storm, with the town of Sharon getting more than 30 inches of snow late Saturday before the storm moved out, the National Weather Service said.
Strong winds continued raging and more than 100,000 people lost power — mostly in Massachusetts.
Nearly 60,000 in the state were still in the dark as of Sunday 7 am, according to PowerOutage.us. No other states reported widespread outages.
Wind gusts as high as 83 mph were recorded on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Coastal towns also flooded due to the wind and high waves churned up by the storm.
Videos on social media showed streets on the island of Nantucket underwater and waves crashing against the windows of a building in Plymouth.
Parts of 10 states were under blizzard warnings at some point: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, along with much of the Delmarva Peninsula in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
Some areas of New York City saw more than a foot of snow through Saturday — paralyzing roadways and forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights amid near white-out conditions.
Long Island was hit hard by the storm, with more than 20 inches of snow dumped in parts of Suffolk County.
according to FlightAware, about 4,800 flights were canceled across the US on Saturday. More than 1,200 had already been axed as of Sunday morning.
The worst of the nor’easter was expected to blow by Sunday morning into Canada, where several provinces were under warnings.
With Post wires