Fast-Moving Winter Storm Scott Hits the Northeast Early Monday Morning
  • Five people were injured Monday when a plane slid off a runway in Presque Isle, Maine.
  • Nearly 900 flights have been canceled in the U.S.
  • Nearly 60,000 customers in the Northeast had no electricity Monday morning.

Winter Storm Scott stomped into the Northeast overnight, bringing a treacherous commute, power outages, canceled flights and school closings.

Officials in Presque Isle, Maine, said CommutAir Flight 4933 slid off a snowy runway at Presque Isle Regional Airport late Monday morning, according to WMTW.com. The plane was damaged and five people aboard the Embraer 145 were hospitalized with minor injuries, the report added.

The airplane, which took off from Newark, New Jersey, had 28 passengers and three crew members aboard, WMTW also said.

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Boston’s mayor asked residents to work from home on Monday, saying the city got 6 inches more snow than officials expected.

“We didn’t call a snow emergency, so it will be messier throughout the week,” Mayor Marty Walsh told The Weather Channel.

More than 350 flights have been canceled at Boston’s Logan International Airport as of noon Monday, according to flightaware.com. Overall, nearly 900 flights have been canceled in the United States.

More than 25,000 customers were without electricity from New Jersey to Maine as of noon, poweroutage.us reported. More than 14,000 of those were in Massachusetts.

Schools were closed or starting late from West Virginia to Maine.

Maine’s Gov. Janet Mills shut down state offices in coastal Hancock and Washington counties after they got 10 to 13 inches of snow, the Associated Press reported.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency for the state’s 21 counties on Sunday to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a state of emergency declaration in January, and it remains in effect, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

As Winter Storm Scott moved east, the Plains and the Midwest tried to recover from impacts of the storm.

Interstates and other highways were closed at times on Saturday and Sunday in Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.

Colorado State Police closed a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 70 west of Frisco for several hours on Saturday after multiple accidents, some with injuries, KUSA reported.

The station said the Denver Police Department reported 20 crashes in one hour Saturday night.

On Sunday, Jacob Easton recorded an avalanche that startled motorists and sent a plume of snow over a section of I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain, the AP reported.

Easton told KDVR-TV he and his dad saw a “big white cloud” and noticed the avalanche. He says it was “exciting, but pretty nerve wracking.” No one was injured.