A deadly nor'easter left hundreds of thousands without power across the Northeast as many roads were impassable.



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At least three people died and hundreds of thousands were without power on Friday Nor'easter Northeast regions brought heavy snow and strong winds.

Widespread wind gusts of up to 40 mph in the middle of the week brought down trees and branches, sometimes causing havoc.

Two people were killed Wednesday after trees fell on their vehicles in Pennsylvania, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. An 82-year-old woman in Collegeville has died after her car was crushed by a massive tree while stopped at a red light. A 70-year-old man died after a tree fell on his car in Delaware County, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, officials told WPVI.

In New York, Cathy Tusiani, the wife of a New York Yankees executive, died Wednesday afternoon after her car crashed into a fallen tree in Armong. CNN affiliate WABC.

The storm's strong winds were widespread and combined with at least 2 feet of heavy, wet snow in northern New England, causing significant power outages there. As of Friday morning, poweroutage.us reported that more than 300,000 homes and businesses were without power in Maine and New Hampshire.

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Phil Cloutier clears heavy, wet snow after an early spring nor'easter, Thursday, April 4, 2024, in Portland, Maine.

Widespread blackouts deprive many people of indoor heating.

Although the heavy snow has ended, the power has been cut expected Should last with strong winds and light snow. “The wind will continue to blow, and the weight of the newly fallen snow will cause additional downfall of branches and limbs,” the National Weather Service said.

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Debris blocking roads and downed power lines left many roads impassable in York County, Maine's southernmost county on the border with New Hampshire, emergency officials warned in a post on X of extremely dangerous driving conditions in the area.

State and local governments in Maine have closed offices in some school districts because of Thursday's expected storm. Westbrook The school department is canceling in-person classes and opting for distance learning. Meanwhile, some districts like Gorham The school district canceled classes altogether.

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A snowman stands on the Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, New Hampshire on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

In New Hampshire, hundreds of schools and government offices announced closures or remote classes, according to a CNN affiliate. WMUR.

First responders in East Kingston, New Hampshire, reported a tree fell on a mobile home. left Structure “Total Loss” According to to the East Kingston Fire Department.

“I'm thankful no one was hurt,” said Chief Ed Warren. “I encourage all residents to be vigilant during today's storm. High winds and rain can cause unpredictable and often catastrophic weather, and I urge everyone to stay safe.

CNN's Melissa Alonso and Paradise Afshar contributed to this report

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