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REPORTS: More than 300,000 Without Power in the Wake of Northeast Snowstorm

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
November 29, 2014, 12:17:59 AM EST

As of 7:15 a.m. EST Thursday, this blog is no longer live. Archived reports from the storm can be found below.

A storm with rain and heavy snow is shifting over New England, continuing to cause delays for Thanksgiving travelers.

The heaviest snow will continue through Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, into Thursday morning.

"Some places in Maine could see up to or more than 1 foot of snow for the storm's total," Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.

The heavy, wet nature of the snow may cause downed trees and power lines, he added.

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UPDATES: (All times listed in EST)

6:51 a.m. EST Thursday: According to the NWS, Caribou, Maine, has recorded 8.4" inches of snow over the course of the storm.

5:42 a.m. EST Thursday: More than 200 flights have been delayed and another 80 canceled at this hour, FlightStats reported.

5:15 a.m. EST Thursday: A band of heavy snow is slowly moving toward I-95 in Maine, Meteorologist Brian Lada said.


5:12 a.m. EST Thursday: "Fair" driving conditions occurring in Maine, according to the Maine DOT.


4:50 a.m. EST Thursday: More than 39,000 NB Power customers remain without electricity in New Brunswick, the utility reported.


4:21 a.m. EST Thursday: More than 81,000 Central Maine Power customers are without service at this hour, the utility reported.

4:09 a.m. EST Thursday: Concord, New Hampshire, shattered its Nov. 26 snow record with 10.3 inches. The old record was 4.5 inches, which was set in 1956.

3:47 a.m. EST Thursday: Wednesday's snowfall broke a 126-year-old record in Albany, New York, with 9.6 inches. The old record was 4.9 inches, which was set in 1888.

3:34 a.m. EST Thursday: Emera Maine reports that its number of customers without electricity is now down at 338.


3:11 a.m. EST Thursday: Power outages continue to be a major problem in New Hampshire.

3:07 a.m. EST Thursday: More than 75 U.S. flights are canceled with another 115 delays early Thanksgiving Day, FlightStats reported.

2:59 a.m. EST Thursday:: Snowing on I-95 at West Kennebunk, Maine, 511Maine webcam shows.


2:33 a.m. EST Thursday: More than 311,000 customers across New England are without power at this hour, utilities reported.

2:00 a.m. EST Thursday: Power restoration efforts continue in New Hampshire.

1:40 a.m. EST Thursday: Snowy conditions reported on Route 148/Durham Bridge, near Fredericton, New Brunswick, government webcam shows.


1:32 a.m. EST Thursday: More than 37,700 New Brunswick province customers are without power early Thursday, NB Power reported.

1:17 a.m. EST Thursday: Public Service of New Hampshire reports that 30 percent of its customers, or 147,606, were without electricity early Thursday.

1:11 a.m. EST Thursday: Snowy travel on I-95 near Saco, Maine, MaineDOT webcam shows.


12:58 a.m. EST Thursday: Record snowfall reported in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

12:48 a.m. EST Thursday: Binghamton, New York, broke its Nov. 26 snow record with 9 inches; the old record was 8.7 inches, which was set in 1977. Numerous vehicle crashes occurred in the Binghamton area including a truck into a house.

12:27 a.m. EST Thursday: About 16,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers without service, the utility reported.

12:19 a.m. EST Thursday: Albany, New York, sees another big November snow storm.

12:13 a.m. EST Thursday: About 300,000 customers in New England are without power early Thursday, including more than 166,000 customers in New Hampshire, utilities reported.

11:52 p.m. EST Wednesday: Snowy conditions across most of New York, except for Buffalo and New York City, 511NY said.


11:40 p.m. EST Wednesday: Snow-covered roads through Maine including I-295 in Portland, Maine Department of Transportation said.


11:31 p.m. EST Wednesday: 11 inches of snow fell in East Dummerston, Vermont, trained spotter reported.

11:15 p.m. EST Wednesday: Road crews continue to clear snow in Massachusetts.

11:10 p.m. EST Wednesday: More than 76,000 Central Maine Power Co. customers are without service and crews will be working Thanksgiving Day restoring power, the utility said.

11:05 p.m. EST Wednesday: I-91 in Newbury, Vermont, is snow-covered, Vermont DOT webcam shows.


10:58 p.m. EST Wednesday: Difficult travel continues in Vermont, the Vermont Department of Transportation said.

10:47 p.m. EST Wednesday: About 40,000 Massachusetts power customers have lost service, utilities report.

10:39 p.m. EST Wednesday: Treacherous travel on I-95 at Bangor, Maine, shows Maine DOT webcam.


10:29 p.m. EST Wednesday: Avoca, Pennsylvania, broke its Nov. 26 snow record with 7.1 inches; the old record was 4.8 inches, set in 1977.

10:07 p.m. EST Wednesday:: More than 171,000 New Hampshire customers have lost power due to the winter storm, utilities reported.

9:25 p.m. EST Wednesday: More than 89,000 customers are without power across Maine, including 79,000 Central Maine Power customers.

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6:40 p.m. EST Wednesday: More than 6,000 U.S. flights have been delayed with an additional 941 canceled, reports FlightStats.

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6:12 p.m. EST Wednesday: At least 19 inches of snow reported in Paw Paw, West Virginia, reports NWS.

5:59 p.m. EST Wednesday: According to NWS reports at least 7.5 inches of snow has fallen across areas near Susquehanna and Hazleton, Pennsylvania. In Binghamton, New York, 7.4 inches of snow has been reported by NWS.

5:59 p.m. EST Wednesday:

5:02 p.m. EST Wednesday: Five inches and falling fast in Southern New Hampshire and reduced visibility. "You can normally see the mountains behind that tree line," according to Samantha-Rae Tuthill ‏@SRTuthill.


4:43 p.m. EST Wednesday:

4:14 p.m. EST Wednesday: Multiple vehicle accidents have been reported across Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, according to the county's Department of Public Safety:

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2:54 p.m. EST Wednesday: Multi-vehicle accident reported on I-95 northbound between Exit 17 and Exit 19. There is a lane restriction, according to Pennsylvania 511.

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2:25 p.m. EST Wednesday: More than 4,800 FirstEnergy customers in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, without power, the utility reports.

2: 19 p.m. EST Wednesday:

1:40 p.m. EST Wednesday: The latest from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

1:19 p.m. EST Wednesday: 511 Vermont is reporting Route 9 to be snow covered, with numerous cars and tractor trailers stuck in places. 511 traffic camera view of Route 9:


12:54 p.m. EST Wednesday: More than 180 arriving and departing flights have been cancelled thus far today for La Guardia International Airport compared to nearly 150 cancellations at Newark International Airport.

12:27 p.m. EST Wednesday: The heaviest snow from the storm is currently falling from northern Virginia to central Maryland, central and eastern Pennsylvania, northwest New Jersey, southeast New York and southwest New England, according to Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Visibility has been reduced to one quarter of a mile in some places.

12:00 p.m. EST Wednesday: Watch #AccuLIVE now for the latest from Meteorologist Bernie Rayno on the snowstorm in the East.

11:33 a.m. EST Wednesday:

11:13 a.m. EST Wednesday: "It has changed to or is in the process of changing to heavy wet snow along I-95 from DC to NYC. Roads are just wet, but slushy areas will develop as temperatures slip during the afternoon into the evening," Expert Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

11:10 a.m. EST Wednesday: Heavy snow is falling at Washington Dulles Airport with visibility reduced to a quarter of a mile, according to Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Snow is beginning to mix in with the rain at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

11:00 a.m. EST Wednesday: Routes 83, 283, and 81 into Harrisburg are wet with freezing conditions, 511PA reports. Similar conditions also reported on major routes around Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Altoona and State College, Pa.

10:45 a.m. EST Wednesday: @NYGovCuomo is tweeting storm-related updates for those traveling in New York state today:

10:39 a.m. EST Wednesday: According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation on Twitter: Difficult driving conditions are being reported along US-33, US-219, US-220 and US-250. "Travel not advised," they tweeted.

10:25 a.m. EST Wednesday: Tune in to our #AccuLIVE Special Edition now. Expert Meteorologist Bernie Rayno has the latest on the travel-disrupting snow falling across the East.

10:12 a.m. EST Wednesday: Snow is accumulating in Staunton, Virginia:


9:50 a.m. EST Wednesday: Ground stops for flights destined for Philadelphia, Newark and La Guardia International Airports already in effect due to weather. Flights destined for La Guardia are facing delays of more than three hours on average.

7:08 a.m. EST Wednesday: While rain is falling along the I-95 corridor, snowflakes are being seen across the higher terrain of West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania, according to Meteorologist Eric Leister.

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