310,000 still without power in the Northeast

Northeast storm
Posted at 7:48 PM, Feb 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-10 19:48:00-05

BOSTON (AP) - More than 310,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity following the massive snowstorm that swept across the Northeast, with most outages in hard-hit Massachusetts.

Utilities in Massachusetts are reporting more than 234,000 of their power customers still in the dark Sunday afternoon, down from more than 400,000.

The storm started Friday night and dumped up to 3 feet of snow and knocked out power to more than 650,000 homes and businesses in eight states, from Maine to Pennsylvania.

About 55,580 customers in Rhode Island and more than 16,000 in Connecticut still were without power Sunday afternoon.

Power still had not been restored to 3,800 customers in New York, down from nearly 12,000.