By and  on October 31, 2011

The freak October snowstorm that dumped more than two feet of snow on parts of the Northeast over the weekend had relatively little impact on most retailers in the region.

Connecticut and Massachusetts were among the hardest hit states with Plainfield, Mass., recording 27.8 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. West Milford, N.J. — about 45 minutes northwest of New York City — saw 19 inches of snow, and New York City’s Central Park recorded 2.9 inches of snowfall during the storm. “This is the first time since records began in 1869 that an inch or more of snowfall has been recorded during the month of October,” the agency reported. Downed trees and power lines affected hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the New York Tristate area and New England, as the heavy, wet snow snapped tree limbs still filled with leaves.

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