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Major Snowstorm Bears Down On New York City

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: The Freedom Tower is shrouded in fog, rain and sleet as Manhattan prepares for a major winter storm on February 8, 2013 in New York City. New York City and much of the Northeast is expected to get a foot or more of snow through Saturday afternoon with possible record-setting blizzard conditions expected. Heavy snow warnings are in effect from New Jersey through southern Maine. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Record-breaking blizzard hammers U.S. Northeast

A record-breaking blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on 9 February 2013, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses as well as shutting down travel. The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic dumped more than 3 feet of snow across the Northeast. Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts took the brunt of the blizzard.