New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an investigation has been launched into the preparations and response of the state's seven major utility companies to the two early March nor'easters that knocked out power to nearly 600,000 homes and businesses.
The third powerful nor'easter in two weeks slammed the Northeast on Tuesday, bringing blizzard conditions and 2 feet of snow to some communities and knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
The arduous recovery from the latest storm to pummel the Northeast will likely stretch through the weekend as utility crews work to clear downed trees and power lines and restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers — with a possible third nor'easter in the offing.
Utility workers took advantage of milder temperatures and sunshine Tuesday in their scramble to restore power to thousands of customers around the Northeast, as another snowy, blowy nor'easter threatened a new round of outages.