Superstorm Sandy weakened overnight as the massive system moved inland, the National Weather Service said in its 5 a.m. ET advisory. Winds dropped to 65 mph, but it was still packing the punch of a tropical storm.
By early Tuesday, nearly 6.5 million customers were without power across 13 states and the District of Columbia, according to the latest CNN estimate.
The storm is dumping heavy snow in the Appalachians, up to 3-4 inches an hour in parts of West Virginia.
At least 13 people are dead in the U.S. from Sandy. Also, one person was killed in Canada. Previously, the storm claimed 67 lives in the Caribbean, including 51 in Haiti.
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