An over-turned automobile on Interstate 84 snarls traffic, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 in Vernon, Conn.
Jared Ramsdell—AP
November 27, 2014 6:36 AM EST

Heavy snow that disrupted travel plans for many Americans left at least 248,000 properties without electricity on Thanksgiving morning.

Power outages were reported from West Virginia to Vermont early Thursday — including 94,000 customers in Maine, 53,000 in New York, 41,000 in Massachusetts and 27,000 in New Jersey.

More than 700 flights were canceled — with almost 5,000 others delayed — and there were 125 accidents on snow-slicked roads in a single state on Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year…

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