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Snowstorm In United States Leaves 1 Million People Without Power

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| March 9 , 2018 , 16:44 IST

About one million citizens were left without power in the cold as two nor'easters hit the northeastern United States in less than one week.

A nor'easter is a macro-scale cyclone and one of them hit the upper part of the East Coast on Wednesday. This resulted in addition snow in the already snow ridden New England region because of another nor’easter descended on March 2.

The extreme weather has left nearly one million residents without power and has left people in the rural areas with severe difficulties.

According to local media reports, 250,000 people in Massachusetts were without power as of Thursday afternoon.

"Please plan to be without power for multiple days as we work through this significant restoration," power provider Eversource tweeted, noting that hundreds of engineers have been dispatched to restore power.

In New Jersey, more than 3,20,000 power outages have been reported in homes and businesses across the state.

Pike County of Pennsylvania has thousands of people left in darkness since March 2.

New York Governor condemned the concerned authorities about the widespread blackout. States such as Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island, each with tens of thousands without power and in some cases cut off by heavy snow.

2,700 flights were cancelled and 2,400 were delayed, and 356 crashes in traffic were reported while any reprise from these atrocious conditions seems a far cry.

Another nor'easter is expected to hit the East Coast on March 12.