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Power outages from East Coast snowstorm below 3M

October 30, 2011

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HARTFORD, Conn.—The number of homes and businesses still without power on the East Coast after an unusually early snowstorm has dipped below 3 million.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the more than 800,000 customers without power there breaks a record set when the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit in August. He says people could be without electricity for a week.

More than 640,000 were still without power in Massachusetts on Sunday night. Those without electricity number 285,000 in New Hampshire and more than 40,000 in Maine.

More than 600,000 in New Jersey have lost power, and more than 300,000 New Yorkers are without electricity.

Pennsylvania has more than 250,000 are without power, and Maryland has more than 11,000 outages.

Central Vermont Public Service says more than 6,300 have no power.