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Thousands without power, flights canceled amid winter storm in US

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A late-season winter storm has slammed the U.S. Northeast with heavy snow and powerful winds, causing power outages and damaging trees, particularly in Massachusetts.

Most power outages are concentrated in Massachusetts, though there are also outages reported in Rhode Island and New York. The outage with the most impact is in Worcester, Mass., where more than 20,000 are affected. About 32,000 people are affected due to power outages in the Northeast so far.

"The combination of very high winds and wet snow is causing power outages across the state," Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. "Please continue to be smart, drive carefully if you have to or stay at home if you can. And please, don't crowd the plows."

Millions of people in the Northeast are under the effect of a winter storm or blizzard warning due to the storm that began dumping snow early Tuesday. Officials declared states of emergency in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Amtrak suspended all services between New York and Boston on Tuesday due to the storm until further notice.

The combination of strong winds and the weight of snow has downed tree branches in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New York.

As of noon, one town in Connecticut saw 13 inches of snow, Delaware's city of Newark saw 4 inches of snow, the New York hamlet of Endwell saw 23 inches of snow and the Massachusetts city of Agawam saw 10 inches of snow -- but the storm is not over yet. Nearly a foot of snow fell in Binghamton, N.Y., in four hours. More than 4 inches of snow has fallen in Central Park.

More than 5,900 domestic and international flights coming in or out of the United States have been canceled for Tuesday, mostly affecting New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport; New York's LaGuardia Airport andJohn F. Kennedy International Airport; Boston's Logan International Airport; Maryland's Baltimore-Washington International Airport; the Philadelphia International Airport; and Virginia's Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

A late-season winter storm has slammed the U.S. Northeast0 with heavy snow and powerful winds, causing power outages and damaging trees, particularly in Massachusetts.

Most power outages are concentrated in Massachusetts, though there are also outages reported in Rhode Island and New York. The outage with the most impact is in Worcester, Mass., where more than 20,000 are affected. About 32,000 people are affected due to power outages in the Northeast so far.

"The combination of very high winds and wet snow is causing power outages across the state," Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. "Please continue to be smart, drive carefully if you have to or stay at home if you can. And please, don't crowd the plows."

Millions of people in the Northeast are under the effect of a winter storm or blizzard warning due to the storm that began dumping snow early Tuesday. Officials declared states of emergency in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Amtrak suspended all services between New York and Boston on Tuesday due to the storm until further notice.

The combination of strong winds and the weight of snow has downed tree branches in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New York.

As of noon, one town in Connecticut saw 13 inches of snow, Delaware's city of Newark saw 4 inches of snow, the New York hamlet of Endwell saw 23 inches of snow and the Massachusetts city of Agawam saw 10 inches of snow -- but the storm is not over yet. Nearly a foot of snow fell in Binghamton, N.Y., in four hours. More than 4 inches of snow has fallen in Central Park.

More than 5,900 domestic and international flights coming in or out of the United States have been canceled for Tuesday, mostly affecting New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport; New York's LaGuardia Airport andJohn F. Kennedy International Airport; Boston's Logan International Airport; Maryland's Baltimore-Washington International Airport; the Philadelphia International Airport; and Virginia's Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.(UPI)

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