Sandy's impact: State by state

 

Sandy is winding down, having spent much of its fury in the past two days crashing into homes and trees, cutting power and wrecking cities along the Atlantic Coast.

It has claimed at least 54 lives in the United States and 122 worldwide.

The system reaches from the Appalachians to the Great Lakes and beyond to Canada, and it is triggering winter storm warnings from the mountains of Pennsylvania to those of North Carolina and Tennessee.

 

A running CNN tally reflects a steady restoration of power to affected areas, but Wednesday afternoon, nearly 6 million customers remained without power in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Here's a look at how Sandy has affected the United States and Canada:

CONNECTICUT

-- The death toll stands at two, according to Lt. J. Paul Vance, a state police spokesman. The victims, one of them a firefighter in Easton, were killed by falling trees.

-- About 477,000 customers were without power, according to utilities.

DELAWARE

-- Power is out for 7,853 customers, authorities said. Delmarva Power predicted power will be restored by 6 p.m. Friday.

-- Gov. Jack Markell removed driving restrictions Tuesday evening.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

-- Power has been restored for all but 1,461 customers.

-- Metro transportation bus and rail service were expected to be normal.

MAINE

-- The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for much of the state Wednesday morning, with heavy rain expected as Sandy heads toward Canada.

-- More than 80% of power outages have been restored, Central Power Maine said. About 16,000 customers were without electricity.

MARYLAND

-- Two people died.

-- After a raw sewage leak Tuesday, power has been restored to a processing plant. Howard County said drinking water was not affected.

-- Utilities said 122,000 customers were without power.

MASSACHUSETTS

-- "Wave goodbye to Sandy!" the National Weather Service office in Boston posted early Wednesday to Twitter. "The effects from this storm gradually come to an end today."

-- Utilities said 108,000 customers were without power.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

-- New Hampshire's power suppliers reported 81,000 customers without electricity.

NEW JERSEY

-- Motorists lined up for blocks to buy gas in Hazlet. Others awaited their turns to fill up red canisters they had carried with them.

-- President Barack Obama arrived Wednesday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to tour the storm-damaged area.

-- Sandy killed at least six people in the Garden State, Gov. Chris Christie said.

-- It will take weeks for rail service to resume on the coastline, according to New Jersey Transit Rail. Downed trees covered the tracks in many areas, ripping down power lines with them, while other sections of track are washed out.

-- Amtrak said it was providing modified Northeast Regional service on Wednesday between Newark and points south; between Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia; and between Boston and Portland, Maine.

-- Amtrak was removing water and repairing track, signal and power systems in tunnels under the Hudson and East rivers. It offered no date for restoration of service to or from New York Penn Station.

There is no Northeast Regional service between Newark and Boston and no Acela Express service anywhere along the Northeast Corridor. In addition, there is no connecting service from Newark to New York City.

PATH train service, which typically ferries 245,000 people under the Hudson River to New York City each weekday, is suspended until further notice. New Jersey Transit train, bus and light rail service remain suspended.

Newark Liberty International Airport opened Wednesday, but Teterboro Airport remains closed.

-- The state was hit the hardest by power outages, and more than 2 million customers remain without electricity, according to CNN's tally.

NEW YORK

-- Near-normal train service will resume from Mount Kisco, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut, to Grand Central Terminal for rush-hour Thursday.

-- Curtains will rise again Thursday night in theaters on the Great White Way after staying dark since Sandy's assault. "The show must go on, and Broadway shows are doing just that," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement.

-- The ING New York City Marathon will be held Sunday as planned, Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters.

-- Thursday's planned game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center has been postponed.

-- Cars crossing New York's East River bridges between 6 a.m. and midnight must carry at least three people, Bloomberg said. Taxis are exempt.

-- Bellevue Hospital will evacuate its remaining 700 patients, a process that could take two days, a

source familiar with the evacuation plan told CNN. Many critically ill patients had already been evacuated.

-- Public schools will remain closed for the week.

-- Limited commuter rail service on Metro North and the Long Island Rail Road was to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and limited New York City subway service will begin Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Service below 34th Street remained out.

-- A fire in Breezy Point, Queens, incinerated 110 homes, a fire official says.

-- Cuomo reported 26 fatalities in New York.

-- Amtrak said flooding in its tunnels under the Hudson and East rivers made it impossible to predict when service would be restored to Penn Station.

-- John F. Kennedy International Airport reopened Wednesday with limited service, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. LaGuardia was to reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday with limited service.

-- About 1.9 million are still without power, suppliers said.

-- New York City's Office of Emergency Management on Twitter asked residents to ask power company employees for their ID cards to thwart any imposters.

-- Buses were to run on regular routes Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transit Authority announced, cautioning that there may be detours and "substantial waits." Subway tunnels remain flooded with no estimated time for repair.

-- Engineers have concluded that ties from a collapsed crane atop a luxury apartment building on West 57th Street are secure, but the street below will not be reopened until this weekend at the earliest, Bloomberg said.

NORTH CAROLINA

-- The death toll stands at two, including a crew member of the HMS Bounty, which sank.

-- The Bounty's captain is missing.

-- Power has been restored to the vast majority of customers.

-- The state of emergency for 24 western counties remains in effect because of snow.

OHIO

-- The state has dispatched nearly 400 crews to clear storm debris.

-- Suppliers said 151,000 homes and businesses were without power.

PENNSYLVANIA

-- The death toll in the state rose to nine, including an 8-year-old boy who was struck by a tree limb.

-- Utilities said 896,000 homes and businesses were without power.

RHODE ISLAND

-- The state, with slightly more than 1 million residents, reported 64,000 customers without electricity.

-- The state has closed most of its emergency shelters.

VIRGINIA

-- Virginia's death toll remains at two, both traffic fatalities.

-- The number of customers without power stood at 55,000.

-- The state has seen heavy snowfall.

WEST VIRGINIA

-- Officials report at least five storm-related deaths.

-- Parts of West Virginia have seen at least 2 feet of snowfall from Sandy, and more snow is expected in the Appalachians.

-- Some 200,000 customers remain without power.

CANADA

-- Sandy is drifting toward Canada, sending gale-force gusts across the Great Lakes.

-- Power has been restored to 113,000 customers in Ontario, with 37,000 without electricity, the provincial energy minister said.

-- Sandy's effects will be felt for a few days in Ontario, its government website said. Rains have caused flooding and road closures.

-- Authorities blamed flying debris for the death of a Toronto woman.

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