VIDEO: Thousands without power during snowstorm in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 7,500 homes and businesses are without power in Massachusetts as a blizzard batters the state.

National Grid reports early Tuesday that almost 1,300 customers are without, with Nantucket the hardest hit.

NStar is reporting more than 6,200 customers in the dark, with Sandwich and Duxbury the hardest hit communities.

Both utilities have more than 1 million customers.

Many of those affected area in coastal areas where there are high wind gusts.

The National Weather Service says parts of Massachusetts could get up to 2 feet of snow.

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So, how much snow will Southeast Connecticut end up getting by midday Wednesday?

I'm not a betting man/woman.

1%

6 inches to 1 foot

2%

1 foot to 18 inches

9%

18 inches to 2 feet

27%

2 feet to 30 inches

43%

30 inches to 3 feet

8%

This is a bogus exercise because the rules are fluid. Are we talking about snowdrift height too?

6%

How much is a lot?

4%

Number of votes: 371