A massive winter storm is doing more than just delaying travelers. More than 428,000 households were without power Thanksgiving morning, NBC News reported. To help repair damage caused by heavy snowfall, authorities in West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are scrambling to do what they can.
More than 4,000 flights were delayed and 700 canceled Wednesday due to severe weather. More than 46.3 million Americans are expected to be traveling for the holiday, the highest number since 2007, according to AAA.
â€” The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 26, 2014
By Thursday morning, more than 110,000 households in Maine were without power after the storm dropped more than 15 inches of snow in some places, according to the Weather Network. Authorities said they were calling in assistance from Canada.
Good Morning From Maine...... Ughhhhhh pic.twitter.com/vUtQ8tJIDr
â€” Beautiful Deviant (@M4GN0L1A) November 27, 2014
In addition to crews in the field now, we are bringing in more crews from Canada to help in the storm recovery effort.
â€” Central Maine Power (@cmpco) November 27, 2014
Parts of New Hampshire reported 16.5 inches of snow, which caused 195,000 power outages by 10 a.m.
â€” Matt Soleyn (@MattSoleyn) November 27, 2014
â€” Rich Beauchesne (@photorichierich) November 27, 2014
â€” Natalie P. Mikolich (@npmikolich) November 27, 2014
West Virginia experienced the largest amounts of snowfall. According to the National Weather Service, more than 20 inches fell in some places.
â€” Mike Mallow (@MikeMallow) November 26, 2014
â€” Cassy Miller (@cassy_jaron) November 26, 2014