Power outages now stand at more than 3.8 million homes and businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. Here's a snapshot of what is happening, state by state.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says federal government will offer help. Pelican sighted on beach illustrates how massive storm carried birds from as far away as Europe and the Arctic. Deaths: 3. Power outages: 241,000, down from a peak of 625,000.
Officials call for volunteers to help clean up damage at state parks. Main coastal highway remains closed. Deaths: none. Power outages: about 400, down from 45,000.
Mountain towns and counties work to clear as much as a foot of snow. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 3,000.
Leaders in the state's important seafood industry say they're hurting because the markets that usually buy their catch don't have power to store it. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 90,000.
Residents suffer without power after heavy snow in western mountains. Biologists measure pollution and other effects on Chesapeake Bay. Deaths: 4. Power outages: 28,600, down from 365,700.
A British doctor who got stranded in the Philadelphia area says she spent $750 to make it to a conference in Boston. Deaths: none. Power outages: 7,200, down from 400,000.
Utility crews may work into Saturday to fully restore power. Deaths: none. Power outages: 5,000, down from 154,000.
Officials estimate it will be the weekend before power is fully restored. Deaths: 1. Power outages: 1,300, down from 210,000.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to meet with officials to discuss state and local efforts for recovery. Deaths: 14. Power outages: 1.6 million, down from 2.7 million.
Long lines form again at fuel pumps. Relief fund is created just for residents of hard-hit New York City borough of Staten Island, which Napolitano is to tour. Deaths: 46, including 39 in New York City. Power outages: more than 1.3 million, down from 2.2 million.
Coast Guard calls off search for the captain of a tall ship that sank. Deaths: 2. Power outages: mostly restored.
Dozens of residents staying in Red Cross shelters and many schools remain closed as power outages linger around Cleveland. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 89,000, down from more than 250,000.
Power crews focus on restoring electricity to polling sites in advance of Tuesday's election. Deaths: 12. Power outages: 372,000, down from 1.2 million.
Residents allowed back into a community of beach cottages for the first time find homes ripped from their foundations, businesses destroyed and roads impassable. Deaths: none. Power outages: 17,700, down from more than 122,000.
Eastern areas dig out from heavy snow. Deaths: none. Power outages: none.
With power mostly back on, state's largest utility plans to send crews to help other states restore electricity. Deaths: none. Power outages: mostly restored, down from more than 10,000.
Port of Virginia starts receiving cargo diverted from New York. Deaths: 2. Power outages: 6,100, down from more than 180,000.
Residents of a flood-prone neighborhood gather in celebration after storm fails to inundate their basements. Deaths: none. Power outages: none, down from 25,000.
Governor to ask president for a federal disaster declaration after nearly 3 feet of snow. Deaths: 6. Power outages: 104,000, down from about 271,000.
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