Feb 10, 2013
New Englanders were digging out from 3 feet of snow and stranded motorists were still being reached by emergency crews early Sunday after one of the biggest blizzards in a generation left at least 10 people dead and over 700,000 without electricity across the northeast.
Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts bore the brunt of the howling winter storm’s fury on Saturday, with the highest snowfall of 40 inches in Hamden, Conn. Several motorists were stranded overnight on New York’s Long Island, and were being reached by emergency crews.
At least five deaths were reported in Connecticut, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy and police. Those killed in storm-related incidents include an 80-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle while clearing her driveway, a 40-year-old man who collapsed while shoveling snow, a 73-year-old man who slipped outside his home, a 53-year-old man who was found dead in the snow, and a 49-year-old man who died while shoveling snow.
Authorities in Boston, Mass., reported at least two deaths: that of an 11-year-old boy who was poisoned by carbon monoxide in a parked car, and a man in his early 20s who was also found unconscious in his car.