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Spring Snow Storm in US leaves 300,000 in the Dark

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Snow Storm
A spring storm has caused blackouts across states in the north-eastern US, with over a foot of snow falling in some places.

Approximately 300,000 people lost electricity, 200,000 of them in New York state.

As far south as Virginia, residents who have been looking forward to spring instead were greeted by wintry blasts.

Several other north-eastern states had winter storm warnings in place from the National Weather Service (NWS).

It was feared that heavy, wet snow could bring down tree limbs, with the NWS warning of wind gusts up to 40mph (64km/h).

New York officials said people should try to stay off the roads if they can.

The New York state town of Binghamton set a two-day record for the month of April with 14.5in (36.8cm) of snow as of Tuesday morning, April 19th.

The town of Virgil, New York, reached the highest level of the predicted snowfall. Albany, New York, the state capital, experienced a phenomenon called thundersnow.

The snowfall caused multiple vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania, where up to 8in fell in some places. Parts of West Virginia and western Virginia and Maryland saw about 6inch of snow, causing heavy traffic on highways in the region.

Coastal cities like Boston and New York City were spared but experienced heavy rain, flooding, and strong wind gusts.

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