Millions without power after US Northeast snowstorm

BOSTON,  (Reuters) – Devastation from the rare and  deadly October snowstorm lingered in the Northeast today,  leaving 2.2 million houses without power, closing schools,  snarling the morning commute and postponing Halloween fun.
The storm that raged from West Virginia to Maine from  Saturday until late Sunday was blamed for at least eight  deaths, most of them on slippery roads.
Many roads were still barricaded to steer traffic away from  downed trees and power lines.
Ghost and goblin decorations were blanketed with record  snowfall in many places for October, such as 32 inches (81 cm)  measured in the western Massachusetts town of Peru, according  to the National Weather Service.
Across the Northeast, more than 2.2 million customers  remained without power this morning.

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