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Power outages across Northeast could last days

Many communities are postponing Halloween because of the lack of street lights. Full story.

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Tracy Ward, of Wilbraham, Mass., prepares dinner by the light of lanterns for her family during a blackout in their Wilbraham home Monday, Oct. 31. Snow and high winds from a rare late October storm brought down trees and tree limbs across the state, damaging power lines and leaving many without electricity. The Ward family lost power Saturday afternoon.

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Motorists make their way along Route 10 in Roxbury, N.J. Monday Oct. 31. An unusual October snow storm this past Saturday dumped up to 15 inches of snow in some areas of N.J. causing power outages across the state.

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Traffic lights are seen without power in Roxbury, N.J. due to power outages Monday Oct. 31, 2011.

More than 2 million Americans are still without power. There are towns without gasoline or open food stores, and Halloween has been cancelled in a number of communities because streets are dark and trees and wires are down. NBC's Ron Allen reports.