January 17, 1998 in Nation/World

Northeast U.S. Still Suffering

Associated Press

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.

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