Up to 18 inches of snow blanketed parts of the Northeast on Friday, hampering efforts to restore power that’s been off since last week’s ice storm and further dampening the spirits of winter-weary residents.
“I’m very discouraged. It’s like it’s going to be forever before we get power,” said Angela Miller as she held her 8-month-old son at the Palermo Town Office.
About 79,580 customers were without power Friday in Maine, where 4 to 8 inches of snow fell. Up to 18 inches fell in northern New York, where 62,800 customers were without power.
On Friday, an ice storm coated much of Connecticut - which escaped the brunt of last week’s storm - and knocked out power to 87,570 customers.
Up to a foot of snow fell in Massachusetts, causing car accidents and canceling classes. A snow emergency was declared in Boston, but residents said 3 inches doesn’t even faze them.