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More than 170K without power from massive winter storm

Virginia Department of Transportation snowplows attempt to keep I-581 clear for motorists during a winter storm
Associated Press/Don Peterson

More than 170,000 people in the eastern United States did not have power on Monday morning after a massive winter storm slammed the region.

The most outages as of 10:15 a.m. Eastern time were reported in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, according to PowerOutage.us.

The North Carolina mountains saw the largest amount of snow, meteorologist Marc Chenard told The Associated Press. Western Massachusetts, eastern Pennsylvania and portions of New England also reportedly experienced heavy snow accumulation. New York City and Boston saw significant snowfall as well.

And the storm isn’t over. The National Weather Service Buffalo wrote in a tweet Monday morning that between 12 and 18 inches of snow will accumulate in Western New York during the day, and between eight and 14 inches in Genesee Valley, Finger Lakes and east of Lake Ontario.

New York City was still under a severe thunderstorm warning as of Monday morning, according to the AP. High winds infiltrated the area, which made for dangerous travel.

Wind gusts in the Big Apple could hit as fast as 45 miles per hour, according to the AP, and increase to around 60 miles per hour on Long Island.

Florida experienced a tornado amid the winter storm, with winds reaching 118 miles per hour, according to the AP.

Monday’s outages come after more than 750,000 people lost power earlier this month when a winter storm pummeled the South and mid-Atlantic.

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