Nor'easter leaves hundreds of thousands without power in Massachusetts

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Hundreds of thousands of customers remained without power in Massachusetts on Wednesday morning after the season's first nor'easter brought damaging winds and heavy rainfall to the New England area.

As the storm moved across the East Coast, the system brought flooding, toppled trees and downed power lines. 

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According to online outage tracker PowerOutage.US., more than 500,000 customers were without power as of 10:30 a.m. ET. 

A pedestrian walks during a heavy downpour of rain over the Williamsburg bridge, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in New York. A flash flood watch is in effect as a Nor’easter moves through the New York metro area.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

In Rhode Island, more than 85,500 were also without power.

To the south, New York more than 11,700 people were without power, and winds and rain were forecast to continue, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in New York. 

Brad White, of Marshfield, Mass., pulls on his 33-foot vessel White Cap to test securing lines, at Mill Wharf Marina, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Scituate, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Fox News' senior meteorologist Janice Dean said that while the rain and flooding have diminished, some areas could still see 1-2 inches as the storm eventually pulls away from the coast.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority suspended its ferry service on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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In New Bedford, a COVID-19 testing operation closed early and the storm disrupted some flights as federal officials warned about possible delays or cancellations.

A woman wades through a flooded street as she walks with an umbrella as heavy rain moved into the northeast U.S. in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S. October 26, 2021. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

Nearly 5 inches of rain drenched parts of New Jersey and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy delayed the opening of state offices due to the storm.

New York and New Jersey had issued emergency declarations on Monday ahead of the storm. 

Pedestrians make their way across Delancey Street as rain falls, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in New York. A flash flood watch is in effect as a nor’easter moves through the New York metro area. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

On Tuesday, News 12 reported that the U.S. Coast Guard said it found the body of missing kayaker Laurence Broderick in the water off the Bronx's Orchard Beach.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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