UPDATE: Storm hits the U.S. Northeast
A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions is sweeping through the Northeast, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 customers.
The worst hit state is Connecticut where one city has reported 38 inches of snow, or 96 cm, according to NBC. The attached photo comes was posted to Twitter by Connecticut journalist David McKay.
Areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched 2 feet or more.
The National Weather Service says up to 3 feet is expected in Boston, threatening the city's 2003 record of 27.6 inches.
Throughout the Northeast, hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses lost electricity. Airlines cancelled more than 5,300
flights through Saturday, and New York City's three major airports and Boston's Logan Airport closed.
The storm is being blamed on at least four deaths in New York and Canada.
(With files from The Associated Press)