NEWPORT, R.I. —
Utility companies also reported steady progress in restoring power to customers.
In Massachusetts, some 234,000 customers remained without power on Sunday — down from 400,000 at the height of the blizzard, the vast majority in the southeastern part of the state. Rhode Island reported about 54,000 outages Sunday, down from 185,000. Connecticut still had about 15,000 without power, while in New York, just under 2,400 outages remained.
Newport resident Christine Carreiro, who spent time at a shelter with her 2-year-old son, who suffers from asthma and needs treatment from an electrically powered nebulizer, said she was thankful for the effort by line workers.
“Whoever was fixing the power lines left their families to help us,” she said. “I’m very grateful.