Storm closes hundreds of schools across Northeast US
SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of schoolchildren around the Northeastern United States had one of the earliest snow days in memory on Monday after a snowstorm dumped as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow that snapped power lines and trees, causing widespread power outages that threatened to disrupt Halloween trick-or-treating.
Communities from Maine to Maryland went into now-familiar emergency mode as shelters were opened, inaccessible roads were closed, regional transit was suspended or delayed and local leaders urged caution.
The storm's lingering effects likely will outlast the snow. Temperatures are expected to begin rising Monday and the heavy, wet snow will start melting, the National Weather Service says.