HARTFORD, Conn. - The workweek opened with a white-knuckle ride Monday in the snow-clobbered Northeast as drivers encountered unplowed streets, two-lane roads reduced to a single channel, and snowbanks so high it was impossible see around corners.
After the epic storm swept through much of New England and New York on Friday and Saturday, dumping 1 to 3 feet of snow, most schools remained closed Monday. About 130,000 homes and businesses were still waiting for the electricity to come back on, down from a peak of 650,000. More than 110,000 of those still waiting were in Massachusetts.
The storm was blamed for at least 15 deaths in the United States and Canada, and officials warned of a new danger as rain and higher temperatures set in: roof collapses.