A large limb from tree damaged the front of a house on River Street in Providence, R.I., after strong winds brought it down Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Updated: Sunday, 10 Feb 2013, 2:35 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 10 Feb 2013, 8:24 AM EST
BOSTON (AP) -- More than 310,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity following the massive snowstorm that swept across the Northeast, with most outages in hard-hit Massachusetts.
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Utilities in Massachusetts are reporting more than 234,000 of their power customers still in the dark Sunday afternoon, down from more than 400,000.
The storm started Friday night and dumped up to 3 feet of snow and knocked out power to more than 650,000 homes and businesses in eight states, from Maine to Pennsylvania.
About 55,580 customers in Rhode Island and more than 16,000 in Connecticut still were without power Sunday afternoon.
Power still had not been restored to 3,800 customers in New York, down from nearly 12,000.
Several people died following the storm, including an 11-year-old boy in Boston who apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said the boy was helping his father shovel the snow in the Dorchester neighborhood Saturday but got cold, so his father started the car and the boy got inside. MacDonald said the car exhaust was covered by a snow bank, causing the fumes to collect in the vehicle.
When the boy was overcome by the fumes, the father went into respiratory arrest and emergency workers took both to Boston Medical Center. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. No names were released.
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