The northeastern coastal states are recovering little by little on Sunday from the powerful snowstorm that deposited record amounts of the white stuff in spots around the region.

The storm, which passed over New England on Friday and Saturday with winds of up to 130 kph (81 mph), left up to a meter (3.25 feet) of snow in some areas.

The snowstorm, however, has ended in New England, the National Weather Service said.

New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine were the states hardest hit by the storm, which was named Nemo.

In Portland, Maine, the 81 centimeters (32 inches) of snow blanketing the ground broke the record set in 1979, according to figures compiled by the Weather Channel.

Some places in Suffolk County on Long Island got 80 cm (31.5 in.), also a record.

In Hartford, Connecticut, the 57.9 cm (22.8 inches) that fell did not set a new record but made history by being the second-worst storm - in terms of snowfall - ever to hit that city. The record was set on Jan. 12, 2011, when 60.9 cm (24 inches) of snow came down.

President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency on Sunday for Connecticut, one of the states most affected by Nemo, a move that will facilitate access to federal resources for cleanup and recovery work there.

In Worcester, Massachusetts, Nemo was the third-worst storm in history, dumping 72.8 cm (28.7 in.) of snow while it was the second-worst storm to hit Concord, New Hampshire, leaving 60.9 cm behind.

Boston was one of the most severely-affected large cities and is now digging out from under 63.2 cm (24.9 in.), but that was 6 cm (2.4 in.) shy of breaking the all-time snowfall record.

The storm also resulted in about 10 deaths and left some 660,000 people without electricity. EFE