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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:06:32 AM

Northeast snowstorm snaps power lines, leaving more than 640,000 without electricity

BOSTON (AP) -- The snowstorm that swept across the Northeast knocked out power to almost 650,000 homes and businesses.
Wet, heavy snow and high winds snapped power lines.
Crews whittled down the outage totals to about 475,000 by late Saturday night.
Massachusetts was hardest hit, with more than 400,000 in the dark. That number was down to about 308,000 hours later. Outages in Rhode Island fell to 129,000 from a peak of about 180,000. Utilities in both states warned that it could be days before service is restored.
Connecticut's largest utility chiseled totals down to 31,000 from 38,000. And outages in New York were cut in half from a peak of nearly 12,000. Lights came back for most
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 12:02:08 AM

What would be even worse is if someone tried to escape the snow and was then stranded on the power-outage plagued Carnival cruise ship that's being towed back to Alabama right now.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 5:58:23 AM

jrs: sadly, I have to say, me too. 'canes in the South can be bad (see Katrina) but this is terrible for the region and it won't be able to rebuild anytime too soon as weather will delay much of the work.

Yes, DrCash, it could have.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:30:04 AM

Sandy and then this..... I'm glad I don't live in the northeast.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 5:58:08 AM

hope they fixed it soon.
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DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 3:12:55 AM

could have been worse.. a lot worse
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CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:27:18 AM

79 degrees today; thinking about turning on the AC.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:03:47 AM

I didn't lose power during the storm.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:37:35 PM

Hope they can restore power soon.
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:32:15 PM

This is a tough time of year to be without power. It can be VERY cold.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:55:03 PM

It will be difficult to get power back up soon.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 3:22:23 PM

Other parts of the country have wind and snow and don't lose electricity on the scale that seems to happen in New England every so often. So do the NE utilities just not stay on top of keeping trees away from their lines and doing other line maintenance?
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tomok
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:15:59 PM

Snowstorm cuts power to almost 650,000, too much ice and snow will knock out the electrical service. Too much wind, falling trees onto power lines, there are any number of ways to loose electrical power when you need it the most.
Get your food, fuel and any necessary supplies as early as possible. Have supplies on hand so you are Not caught short and you don't have to go out and get the stuff at the last moment. Have a generator and fuel on hand to run important appliances or equipment if necessary.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:13:03 PM

Any excuse to raise prices although the people who have lsot power due to Nemo will have it back ALOT sooner than most of the people still suffering from no power due to Sandy.
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:40:06 PM

That was a rude one for sure. keep it up.
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:39:28 PM

And this storm will be used as a reason to bump fuel prices up higher in CA.
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:23:04 PM

bad for them
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:46:04 AM

It's the New England's turn for power outages. Whether snow, hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes, or whatever. Electric power is very easy to loose.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 11:05:03 AM

that's really bad. People were planing a lot for these days...
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:55:51 AM

Ouch! The Northeast has had its share, time for somewhere else's turn. Houston maybe?
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:21:19 AM

Bad, but not a bad as Sandy
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:10:02 AM

Bury the power lines to help alleviate this yearly problem.
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:07:35 AM

It is 70° in Houston now. And we have lots of power.
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58salty
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:05:36 AM

So if we were working less this would not have happened?

Maybe the Mayans were not wrong & it is the beginning of the end.

With Obama in charge I know it is for America.

I feel for all y'all up there. It's been a bad 102 days for that area.
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:00:41 AM

I wish the snowstorm would cut the high gas prices.
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Janetique
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:57:21 AM

That's part of a storm; it's not pleasant, but kind of expected.
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Point__man
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:56:27 AM

I always thought the Northeast got regular hits by weather of this nature. Would not have expected so many outages. Hope the repairs bring most back online soon ;)
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bigLtowing
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:54:45 AM

hopefully they get it fixxed fast
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2khawk
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:51:49 AM

This is the worst time of year to lose power.
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Hangnail309
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:49:35 AM

hopefully, they can get the power restored quickly.
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Grinch09
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:48:33 AM

Mother nature got into Lances stash!
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kyjlh
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:48:22 AM

another reason to live in the south
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SqrKpf
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:47:13 AM

ouch...
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2granny
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:45:14 AM

That's a good one, nwhawk.
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treehood
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:45:09 AM

If i had to choose between 100 degrees or 0 degrees, i would pick 100.
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rippinusoff
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:44:47 AM

bad
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Asbury09
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:44:35 AM

nwhawk makes a good point
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74celica
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:44:18 AM

hopefullly they get the power restored quickly
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jpk13
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:44:13 AM

The problem is not the power outage. The problem is how long the power outage lasts. A couple hours you can suck it up. But when it lasts long enough to affect water pipes, then it is a serious problem.
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WGW1
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:43:55 AM

Crazy weather cycles. I've seen 4 feet of snow fall in one night where I live and some ywars we see green grass 365 days. Go to figure. So what is "normal"??
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:43:38 AM

a chance planet is warming up!!!!
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nwhawk
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:42:12 AM

Mother Nature is angry over Washingtons destruction of her America.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:41:58 AM

Hopefully they will rebound quickly.
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ssect8
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:41:42 AM

This is not good, but typical.
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11SilveradoMN
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:41:41 AM

They can't catch a break!
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gilfarm
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:41:08 AM

Not good cold and dark!
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yelobus
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:40:24 AM

This is normal to Marco Rubio.
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03mdx
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:39:39 AM

Not a good time of year to be without power and heat.
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:39:34 AM

What a mess
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ByGuy
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:38:29 AM

Happens in the midwest all the time!
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PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:37:29 AM

Somehow this will raise the price of gas I'm sure.
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