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Snowstorm Snips Power For More Than 664,000

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Snowplow clearing out snow from the street. (Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Snowplow clearing out snow from the street. (Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) — The massive snowstorm sweeping across the Northeast has left at least 664,000 homes and businesses without electricity from Maine to Pennsylvania.

Officials say wet, heavy snow and high winds snapped power lines in eight states.

Massachusetts has been hardest hit, with more than 400,000 utility customers without power Saturday morning. Snow totals ranging from 17 to 28 inches have been reported across the state.

Fire officials in Quincy say power is out in most of the city.

More than 38 inches of snow and 82-mph wind gust have been reported in central Connecticut.

The power outages also are in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey.

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