Winter storm cuts electrical power for thousands on East Coast


A massive winter storm system brought power outages to parts of the East Coast on Thursday morning, with snow and strong winds hammering suburbs and major cities alike. 

In Virginia, almost 36,000 residents experienced outages, according to the tracking project poweroutage.us.

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In New Hampshire, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu asked residents to check on their neighbors, telling WMUR the state had 700 different closures.

Further south along the I-95 corridor, thousands of New Jersey homes and businesses lost electricity overnight, though it has since been restored.

Gusts in the Garden State reached speeds of up to 62 mph, according to nj.com.

A man walks through the Villanova University campus during a snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A man walks through the Villanova University campus during a snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)



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