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In Providence, Tom Green Airport report 6" accumulated with gusts to 63 mph during the past hour. At 6pm, 1,000 homes and businesses were without power. By 8pm, the number was up to 41,000.
Mystic, CT has 8" of snow and gale-force winds driving the snow sideways.
Boston is reporting 98,000 homes and businesses without power and coastal areas now evacuating due to the storm surge. The winds at Logan have gusted to 59 mph during the past hour.
No, this storm was not "hyped." (see below)