A late spring storm leaves thousands in the northeast in the dark : NPR

A fast-moving storm fell over a foot of snow in some areas of New York, including in Binghamton, where the National Weather Service reported record snowfall.

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A fast-moving storm fell over a foot of snow in some areas of New York, including in Binghamton, where the National Weather Service reported record snowfall.

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An overnight storm cut power to nearly 300,000 customers in the Northeast. According to PowerOutage.us, nearly 200,000 people are still without power in New York state on Tuesday afternoon.

Thousands more in Pennsylvania, Vermont and Maine reported power outages as a result of the late spring storm.

Heavy sleet has knocked down trees and power lines, leading some local officials to say it could be a matter of days before the lights come back on.

In Broome County, NY, where nearly half of its nearly 93,000 customers were without power Tuesday morning, County Executive Jason Garnar shared on Facebook that there are still widespread power and phone outages in the area.

Forecasts predicted 1 to 2 inches per hour would fall at night, and by morning some areas of New York saw more than a foot of snow.

New York state police warned commuters about road conditions after a late spring storm that hit the state overnight.

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The National Weather Service said 14.2 inches of snow fell in the Binghamton, NY area, breaking April’s record for two-day snowfall. The old record was 13.6 inches, made from April 15 to April 16 in 2007.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul issued a state of emergency in several areas, including northern New York, Mohawk Valley and the capital.

Hochul said in an interview with a local radio station that she is in talks with local utilities to hopefully speed up the power recovery process for hard-hit areas, such as Broome County.

“There could be something” [outages] that linger after today and tomorrow, but we really hope the majority will be restored within a day,” she said.

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