The United States have been struck by a massive power outage due to the recent big amounts of snow covering more than 50 states. Out of the 50 American states, the Northern part of New England is facing the most serious problems.
Latest reports revealed that there are hundreds of thousands of families left without electricity on Friday morning. The state that was most affected by the New England power outage is the state of New Hampshire. Chris McKinnon from CBS station reported that it would take days to turn the power back on in all those households.
The New England power outage was mostly caused by the recent major snowstorms that brought more than 1 foot of snow in New Hampshire. Because of the power outages, the cold weather and the icy roads, this year’s Thanksgiving wasn’t what most people had expected to be. Instead of spending quality time with family and friends, in a warm and cozy environment, the citizens of New England have to endure the cold weather in darkness.
Power crews were out trying to restore electricity to the affected parts of the state. Power crews had to work overtime and spend their holiday on the cold streets, trying to repair the damage caused by the ice storms.
According to reports, more than 200,000 residents have been affected by the New England power outage. Many had to change their plans at the last moment and find a place where they can eat their Thanksgiving dinner.
The snowstorm brought heavy rains all over the region, with some parts of the state getting more than 18 inches of snow. The storm snapped branches and cars were slammed into utility poles, destroying the power right before the people were starting to enjoy their meals.
In the state of Maine, the New England power outage knocked out the electricity of more than 100,000 houses and had to turn to other means of heating and light like stoves and barbecues.
Joe Grady, a Maine resident said:
“We were holding out hope at the last minute but now we’re going across the state to my brother’s house.”
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