RHODE ISLAND: About 345,000 homes and business remained without power yesterday as the U.S. Northeast and Canada dug out from a blizzard that dumped up to 3 feet (a meter) of snow on the most densely populated part of the region.
Some motorists had to be rescued after spending hours stuck in wet, heavy snow.
Utilities in some hard-hit New England states predicted that the storm could leave some customers in the dark at least until today.
At least five deaths in the U.S. and three in Canada were blamed on the snowstorm, including an 11-year-old boy in Boston who was overcome by carbon monoxide as he sat in a running car to keep warm while his father shoveled Saturday morning.
Blowing with hurricane-force winds, the storm hit hard along the heavily populated corridor between New York City and Maine.