Snow wallops northeast

Three feet of snow blanketed parts of the northeast Thursday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | December 26, 2002

Three feet of snow blanketed parts of the northeast Thursday, plunging tens of thousands of households into darkness.

Some 50,000 people in Massachusetts were without power Thursday.

Parts of major interstates across the region were temporarily closed, though by Thursday morning ploughs were able to keep up with snow clearing.

New York's Mohawk Valley saw the highest snowfall, with 36 inches. Snow fell as fast as five inches per hour there Christmas day.

The New York communities of Schenectady and Catskill declared snow emergencies, closing many local roads.

There were major delays at airports throughout New York, as well as in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Parts of Michigan and Ohio also received up to 10 inches of snow. Western Maryland tallied six inches of snowfall.

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