Thousands Lose Power in the Brutal Cold After a Bomb Cyclone Dumps Record-setting Snow

(CNN)The nor’easter that dumped record snowfall in parts of the East Coast has left treacherous wind chills and thousands of people without power.

“An East Coast blizzard dropped one to over 2 feet of snow along the coast. Now, cold weather will hold a grip on the Mid-Atlantic today and tonight,” the National Weather Service Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center tweeted Sunday.

Ferocious winds knocked down power lines in Massachusetts, leaving 88,000 outages in the state late Saturday, according to

By Sunday afternoon, the number had dropped to about 44,000 outages.

Regional shelters and warming centers have been set up for those without electricity in the brutal cold, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Sunday.

She said the state’s transportation department has been trying to clear roads to provide access for those in need.

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Source: CNN