Some in the four-state region had to live in the dark as slippery conditions covered the pavement.
"This is probably the longest one I could remember in many many years," said Jim Hoffman, longtime
"It's actually the worst outage I've had since I've moved in so it was just an inconvenience of it more than anything. No hot water or electricity," said Brian Dwyer,
Hoffman who has lived in
"Well, we were talking about it, the neighbor and I, and I was going to put some snow in a cooler and put it in there if I had to," said Hoffman.
Power was back in some neighborhoods one at a time but some are still waiting and praying.
Schools were closed and many stayed home from work, spending their quality time cleaning out their driveway.