"Rare, Deadly October Storm Hangs On In Northeast "

"One of the darkest Halloweens ever loomed for about 3 million households left without power on Sunday by a rare October snowstorm in the Northeast that bedeviled transportation and killed at least eight people."

"Jack-o'-lanterns peeked through record-breaking snow, the heaviest of which was 31.4 inches measured in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, according to the National Weather Service.

Just 45 minutes northwest of New York City, in West Milford, New Jersey, 19 inches of snow fell.

'It's too scary -- the windows are rattling too loud,' a terrified Sophia Band, 6, said, her father recalled, as she jumped into her parents' bed in Conway, Massachusetts overnight during the crushing storm."

Barbara Goldberg reports for Reuters October 31, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Early East Coast Snowstorm Knocks Out Power for 2.5 Million" (ENS)

"A State-By-State Look at Effects of Oct. Snowstorm" (AP)

Source: Reuters, 10/31/2011