Nor' easterner Lingers for Day Three
Forecasters predict the worst of the storm that hammered the northeast coast of the United States from South Carolina to Maine has passed. It's now making its way through parts of central Canada.
- New Hampshire - Repairs to damaged utilities going slow due to continuing floods and washed out roads. More than 5,000 were evacuated from their homes.
- New York - Central Park swam under a record 7 ½ inches (17 cm) of rail, four times the 101 year-old record for April 15. Airports in the city began running normally today after cancelling more than 500 flights on Monday. Hundreds of residents in Orange County remain in shelters.
- New Jersey - Declared a state of emergency when 1,400 residents were forced to evacuate. The state is still coping with the more than nine inches (22 cm) of rain that fell in certain parts. Public transit took a beating and sections of the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark Liberty Airport remain closed.
- Other New England states felt the chill as 17 inches (43 cm) of snow were dumped on inland areas of Vermont and winds bustling at up to 80 mph (128 km/h) mixed with snow swept through Maine.
- For up to the minute weather reports in the U.S., visit the National Weather Service
As the bad spring weather heads north, thousands of people in Southwestern Québec remain in the dark after the storm knocked out power lines. At one point during the storm some 100,000 Quebec residents and 28,000 Ontarians were stranded without electricity.
Hydro Québec said power will not be restored for many residents until Wednesday morning. Meanwhile Ontario residents should see full power restored by noon Tuesday according to Hydro One. For current weather conditions across Canada, visit the National Weather Office
James W. Coates,
National Park Expert