Four deaths are being blamed on the snow storm/hurricane that hit the Northeast Saturday, dumping more than 2 feet of snow and leaving 650,000 homes and businesses without power — most of them in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
A 74-year-old man in Poughkeepsie, New York, died after he was struck by a car whose driver lost control of the wheel because of the snow, while in southern Ontario, an 80-year-old woman collapsed while shoveling her driveway. Two more men were killed in car crashes.
According to the Associated Press, more than 28 inches of snow had fallen on central Connecticut by early Saturday, and areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire got 2 feet or more of snow. More than 5,300 flights were cancelled through Saturday, and New York City's three major airports and Boston's Logan Airport closed.