10 Things to Know about the big storm

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 9, 2013 at 11:25 am •  Published: February 9, 2013
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1. 650,000 LOST POWER IN NEW ENGLAND

Even the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass., lost electricity and had to shut down Friday night.

2. WINDS REACHED 82 MPH, BUT OUTAGES COULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER

With leaves long gone, it seemed the damage to power lines from falling trees and branches was somewhat limited.

3. AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED

The deaths include three in Canada and a New York man killed when the tractor he was using to plow went off the road.

4. MORE THAN 3 FEET OF SNOW FELL IN CONNECTICUT

Maine and Long Island recorded 30-plus inches, with Massachusetts and New Hampshire not far behind.

5. IT WAS ALL TOO MUCH FOR THE POSTAL SERVICE

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers..." was canceled when delivery was halted in New England.

6. AIR TRAVEL IS COMING BACK

The first inbound flight landed at JFK at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and Boston's Logan expects to be back soon.

7. NOT EVERYONE GOT OFF THE ROADS

Despite warnings and highway closings, hundreds of cars became stranded on the Long Island Expressway.

8. HOW SANDY VICTIMS WERE HIT AGAIN

On Staten Island, New Yorkers still without power had only a tent shelter and tarps to protect them.

9. NBA ROAD TRIPS WERE EXTENDED

The Knicks were stuck in Minnesota, the Spurs hunkered down in Detroit and the Brooklyn Nets took the train home from DC.

10. YES, MICHAEL KORS HIT FASHION WEEK IN UGGS

"I came in looking like Pam Anderson," the designer joked in New York after trading in his boots for more acceptable black leather.


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