The Latest: Winter storm knocks out power for more than 100K

The Latest on the winter storm in northern New England (all times local):

A powerful winter storm has left more than 100,000 homes and businesses in the dark in Maine.

CMP was reporting nearly 98,000 power outages and Emera Maine was reporting more than 20,000 power outages Friday morning in the aftermath of a nor’easter that dumped heavy, wet snow in some places.

The National Weather Service says it received multiple reports of snow falling at a rate of 6 inches per hour Thursday night.

Powerful bands of snow clobbered some areas with knee-deep snow while other places just miles away received mostly rain.

National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Schwibs says the storm was “turbocharged.” Big snow totals in Maine included 27 inches in Standish and Naples, 25 inches in Parsonfield, and 22.7 inches in Hollis.

Northern New England is feeling the effects of a powerful nor’easter that’s dumping a foot or more of snow on some parts of the region.

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The storm is expected to last through Friday.

Officials in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont warned residents Thursday to stay off the roads as the snow quickly piled up and snow plows struggled to keep up. Numerous crashes were reported and at…

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