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Thousands still lack power after Northeast storm

ALBANY, N.Y. – More snow fell Wednesday in parts of the Northeast as utility crews labored to restore service to thousands of customers blacked out by the region’s first big snowstorm of the season.

The wet snow that began falling Tuesday collected on trees still covered with leaves, and its weight combined with gusty wind to send limbs crashing onto power lines.

The National Weather Service reported storm totals of about 14 inches at northern New Jersey’s High Point State Park, as much as 15 inches along the northwestern edge of New York’s Catskill Mountains, and a foot in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.

More than 40,000 customers remained without power Wednesday in upstate New York, most of them in the Mohawk Valley, Adirondacks and the Catskills, according to utilities National Grid and New York State Electric & Gas.

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