Residents batten down as Nor’easter barrels into Northeast

(CNN) — A nor’easter slammed New England with high winds and heavy rain, causing more than 90,000 outages in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, according to utility companies. “Unfortunately, we are expecting this…

Residents batten down as Nor'easter barrels into Northeast

(CNN) — A nor’easter slammed New England with high winds and heavy rain, causing more than 90,000 outages in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, according to utility companies.

“Unfortunately, we are expecting this nor’easter to be another hot ticket. The combination of a snow band and strong winds forecast for the next few days is expected to knock down tree limbs and power lines once again, resulting in outages to consumers and business throughout the areas of the region,” a statement from Eversource said.

“With this storm, our most important priority is to restore power to our customers. Unfortunately, we anticipate that some may not have power restored for several days. We will continue to update you as information comes in.”

The powerful storm barreled into New England on Friday night and through Saturday, dumping up to 2 feet of snow in parts of the region and knocking out power to more than 200,000 customers, mostly in Massachusetts.

The storm knocked out power across the Northeast on Saturday, according to US Department of Energy data.

An unusually strong storm system packing the most precipitation for November in at least 50 years slammed into New England, keeping families indoors as it hit from coastal areas and those in western and northern New England.

On Saturday afternoon, steady rains were falling over the Mass. Bay Area as the rain diminished, CNN meteorologist Gene Norman said.

CNN weather contributor Les Jackson said the nor’easter will start to lose strength as it moves further inland, resulting in higher temperatures over much of the US.

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