A powerful storm that killed at least seven people moved away from the northeastern United States on Saturday but will continue to lash the coast with damaging winds, hampering power restoration efforts and causing additional flooding, forecasters said.
The snow and rain ended by Saturday morning, but wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) will persist throughout the day across the region, the National Weather Service said.
After several hours of suspended service due to power outages, trains between New York and Washington along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor resumed at 11 a.m., the passenger railroad said in a statement, though it warned that riders should expect residual delays.
Almost 2.4 million homes and businesses had no power in the Northeast and Midwest early on Saturday. Some utility companies warned customers that power might not be restored until later in the day or Sunday.