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Nor’easter tore through the Pa. suburbs, downing trees, causing havoc as many residents remain without power

March 4, 2018 GMT

By Staff

The nor’easter “bomb” storm that tore through the Philadelphia region Friday executed a simple but efficient pattern of destruction as carving winds toppled trees that downed power lines, a multiply repeated trinity of events that took out lights and cell phones and all manner of power, plunging a populace under siege into the 19th Century.

When Saturday dawned, more than 300,000 Peco customers were without power. By the end of the day the number was around 165,000. Thousands were expected to remain in the dark for days.

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