Nor’easter dumps HEAVY snow in New England leaving thousands without power

Strong winds and heavy wet snow from the western North Atlantic Ocean dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas and knocked out power for about 225,000 in New England.

The most severe effects of the storm were felt in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Shapleigh, Maine, and Derry, New Hampshire, saw around 8 inches of snow while Paxton, Massachusetts, received 12.5 inches.

Across the three states, there were about 180,000 customers without power on Sunday afternoon, including about 147,000 outages in Maine, according to, a website that tracks electricity use nationwide.

Authorities warned that it could take longer than usual to fix the power lines amid the pandemic.

The region is now navigating “treacherous roads and widespread power outages,” the National Weather Service in Portland/Gray Maine tweeted.

At Cape Cod, a wind gust of more than 73 mph was recorded.

“Snow showers will linger over Northern New England through Tuesday,” the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center said Sunday afternoon. “The snow will aid in producing hazardous driving conditions over the area.”

The center forecasted the storm to be the “first widespread significant snow event of the season.”