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Chris Trembay works to clean up the branches that were blown off the tree in his front yard on October 30, 2009 in Nashua, New Hampshire. An early October winter storm hit the Northeast on the evening of October 29, 2011, causing damage to trees, power lines, and leaving people without power for the entire day.  (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images

Chris Trembay works to clean up the branches that were blown off the tree in his front yard on October 30, 2009 in Nashua, New Hampshire. An early October winter storm hit the Northeast on the evening of October 29, 2011, causing damage to trees, power lines, and leaving people without power for the entire day. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Ameren Missouri has sent about 60 linemen, supervisors and support personnel to the East Coast to help restore power after a devastating weekend snow storm that left more than three million homes and businesses in the dark.

As of early Monday, the number of homes still without power was above 2 million but falling. Officials in some states warned it could be days or even a week before all residents have power again.

The Ameren Missouri linemen will help Northeast Utilities in the Hartford, Ct. area. They left at 6 this morning and are expected to be gone up to 10 days.

Four other states are affected by the early snow storm which closed hundreds of schools, and disrupted plans for Halloween trick-or-treating.

The National Weather Service expects temperatures to begin rising and the snow will start melting this week.

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