Strong winds leave damage, power outages throughout region

- Roughly two million utility customers remain without electricity after a powerful storm swept across the Northeast.

Power companies say it could take days before power is restored in some areas.

Over 200,000 customers remain without power in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

The nor'easter that brought heavy winds, rain, and snow throughout the mid-atlantic also continued to cause travel delays on Saturday, a day after it hammered the region and caused some of the worst damage since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Roadways, as well as trains and plans were all affected by heavy winds, downed power lines, power outages and debris on roadways.

The storm knocked out Amtrak service between Washington D.C. and New York before it was restored Saturday morning. Other train lines were similarly affected.

Four CSX train cars fell into the Susquehanna River from a rail trestle Friday night.

Airports up and down the East Coast were experiencing flight delays. Delays are expected to continue into the weekend. A pilot who landed at Dulles International Airport on Friday reported the turbulence caused widespread nausea to everyone on board.

A State of Emergency was declared in Maryland and Virginia.

Residents in several New England area states also braced for more flooding during high tides Saturday, though forecasters said the worst of the storm was over for most areas and that the system had moved hundreds of miles out to sea.

Areas from Maryland to Maine remained under flood warnings.

Authorities on Saturday reported two more deaths from the storm, bringing the total to at least seven in the Northeast. A 25-year-old man in Connecticut and a 57-year-old Pennsylvania man were killed when trees fell on their cars Friday.

The other five people killed included two children. A man and a 6-year-old boy were killed in different parts of Virginia, while an 11-year-old boy in New York state and a man in Rhode Island, both died. A 77-year-old woman died after being struck by a branch outside her home near Baltimore.

The National Weather Service expected wind gusts of up to 40 mph (64 kph) in coastal areas Saturday, down from Friday's hurricane-force gusts.

"The primary remaining hazard is all the floodwater including the effects of the high tide with the continued onshore flow of the wind," said Patrick Burke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center in Maryland. "The damaging winds we saw yesterday have calmed down just a bit. But it's still going to be a windy day."

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