Repair crews made progress restoring power to more than 344,000 left in the dark on Thanksgiving across the Northeast, but many remained without electricity Thursday night after a nor'easter dumped snow across the region. A major power company in Maine called in help from Canada, and workers in Massachusetts were working throughout the night.
More than 157,000 homes and businesses remained without power in New Hampshire, which at one point had more than 200,000 customers without power in the aftermath of the storm that snarled travel plans and forced some to cook Thanksgiving meals on the grill. Central Maine Power said it had reduced the outage to less than 50,000, and in Massachusetts, National Grid said it had restored power to most of its customers and had around 6,600 without power by 10 p.m. ET. NBC New York reported that 19,000 homes and businesses along the Hudson River Valley remained without power late Thursday, as well as nearly 7,3550 in northwestern New Jersey.
More than 50 vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash on icy Interstate 90 near Niagara Falls, New York. Several people were taken to hospital but none of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, police said.