More than 400,000 without power in state


BOSTON (AP) - More than 400,000 customers are without power in Massachusetts and people are being asked to continue to stay off the roads as the state digs out from up to 2 feet of snow.

The biggest snow totals so far are around Worcester, which got 28 inches. Nearly 22 inches was measured Saturday morning at Logan International Airport, where some flights could resume in the afternoon.

Kurt Schwartz, director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, says officials will assess later Saturday whether the driving ban imposed by Gov. Deval Patrick needs to stay in place. He says so far it's been helpful and police only had to rescue about 30 stranded drivers overnight.

National Guard troops are now focused on helping people in coastal areas of the state where flooding is a problem during high tide.


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