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Snow falls on SRP crews rendering superstorm aid

(Source: Salt River Project) Snow from Nor'easter falls on SRP trucks in NY. (Source: Salt River Project) Snow from Nor'easter falls on SRP trucks in NY.
SRP worker Jesus Rodriquez SRP worker Jesus Rodriquez
Hempstead, NY Hempstead, NY

Snow from a nor'easter fell on Arizona Salt River Project crews working to restore power in the New York area in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Photos furnished by SRP show a layer of snow piling up Wednesday on their power trucks.

Arizona Public Service crews have also been working in New York, specifically Long Island, to restore service to those impacted by the storm.

The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter deployed two more disaster relief workers Thursday. Joe Mann, 80, of Tempe, is flying to Newark, NJ, to work in mental health, and Joy Richards, 57, of Glendale, is flying to White Plains, NY, to be a shelter supervisor.

In total, the Grand Canyon Chapter has now deployed 21 people and two emergency response vehicles to the East Coast for Sandy relief operations, and more could be on the way. Officials said it probably will be the largest U.S. response by the Red Cross in the past five years.

Here's the latest on the fallout from the storm:

POWER OUTAGES: More than 675,000 homes and businesses, mostly in New Jersey and New York, down from a peak of more than 8.5 million. Figures from Sandy have fallen greatly but may start rising.

CONNECTICUT: State's largest utility sends line workers and tree trimmers back to work as snow and winds start. Power outages: 8,300.

MASSACHUSETTS: Up to 4 inches of snow expected in western and central Massachusetts; Cape Cod and neighboring islands under high-wind warning. Outages: 7,700.

NEW JERSEY: Crews push sand back onto beaches to protect areas flooded by Sandy's surge. New evacuations ordered in some communities already emptied by Sandy; new shelters open. Gov. Chris Christie warns of potential recovery setbacks. Outages: 370,000.

NEW YORK: Construction in New York City is halted ahead of rain, sleet and snow. Residents of low-lying neighborhoods are urged, but not ordered, to evacuate. Major airlines scrap flights more than a week after Sandy caused cancellation of more than 20,000. Outages: 270,000.

PENNSYLVANIA: Road and utility crews prepare for windblown snow, freezing rain and 1 to 5 inches of snow, including up to 4 inches in Philadelphia. Outages: 200.

RHODE ISLAND: Sandy recovery efforts are suspended as officials brace for new power failures. Outages: 560.

WEST VIRGINIA: Power is slowly being restored after Sandy's heavy snowfall, but full recovery could take months. Schools remained closed in at least two districts. Outages: 18,700.

DEATHS: At least 106; figure has fluctuated as authorities release more information.

Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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