Powerful Storm Continues to Batter Northeast, Leaving 1 Million Without Power

By Anna Breuer on 30 October 2017
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Driving conditions were treacherous.

Driving conditions were treacherous.


The powerful storm that soaked the Northeast on Sunday left over one million homes without power and caused over 800 flight cancellations and 1,800 significant flight delays.

Meteorologists forecast that the storm’s heavy downpours are to end Monday although strong winds will persist out of the northwest throughout the day with gusts up to 50 mph (80 km/h).

On Sunday, fierce winds and heavy downpours battered much of the Northeast, leaving flooded roads and downed power lines and trees in their wake.

In Massachusetts, buffeting winds and curtains of rain pummeled the eastern part of the state early Monday morning, toppling trees and turning streets into streams.

Flight delays and cancellations continue into Monday with over two hour delays on incoming flights at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Over 300 flights in the region are experiencing delays and a similar number of flights have been cancelled.

The Long Island Rail Road’s service on the Ronkonkoma and Montauk branches was suspended early Monday morning due to downed trees and power lines. Both have since been restored. The Metro North Railroad also suspended operations on some lines due to similar issues. The Long Island Rail Road is the nation’s largest commuter railroad, with an average weekday ridership of 337,800.

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