Nor’easter Hammers New England Leaving Over 500,000 Without Power

Over half a million people are in the dark across New England Thursday morning after a powerful Nor’easter struck overnight, bringing heavy rain, flooding and violent winds.

The Nor’easter went through a meteorological process called bombogenesis overnight, now making it a bomb cyclone.

In the coastal Massachusetts town of Duxbury, Fire Capt. Rob Reardon told ABC News, “This whole town got hit pretty hard. You can tell by just the amount of trees, the wires, the damage to houses.”

“Roads are blocked, schools are shut down because school buses can’t access these streets at all,” Reardon said. “We’re having a difficult time trying to get to calls from one side of town to the other.”

“Luckily no injuries,” he added.

Over 500,000 customers were without power early Thursday across five states: Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

“Our biggest concern is as people wake up… they see wires down and they go and touch them,” Reardon said. “If you see wires, we don’t know if they’re energized or not, so please call us.”

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SOURCE: ABC News