The winter storm battering New England's coastline has ripped a home off its foundation and left it partially collapsed into the ocean off the northeast coast of Massachusetts.


The house on Plum Island was pulled partially into the ocean Friday morning after the third high tide during the storm pounded the shoreline.

No one was home at the time.

A spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency said the home's utilities had been disconnected Thursday, anticipating that it might fall into the sea. Its foundation had been worn over by previous storms over the past few years.

The two-day storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of New England, caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts and turned the morning commute in the region into a slushy crawl. (Associated Press)