Octobrrrr? Early snowfall blankets much of northeast US

A fast-moving storm has dumped several inches of snow across much of the northeastern U.S. Nearly 4 inches fell in some spots Friday, accumulating on lawns, fouling roads and inspiring social media posts with a mock “snowpocalypse” theme

BOSTON -- If you had snow in October on your 2020 bingo card, you're a lucky winner.

Several inches fell across much of the northeastern U.S. on Friday, accumulating on lawns, fouling roads and inspiring social media posts with a mock “snowpocalypse” theme.

“Bike commuting in a snow storm in October seems on brand for 2020,” Dr. Sarah Wakeman, a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, tweeted with a photo of a bicycle coated in snow.

Utilities reported about 4,000 households without power in a corner of Essex County north of Boston. Power was restored to nearly half by midafternoon, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said.