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Major Snowstorm Hits New York City

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Children sled in Prospect Park in Brooklyn the morning after a massive snow storm on February 9, 2013 in New York City. New Yorkers woke up to over 10 inches of snow Saturday morning while parts of New England received over thirty inches following a storm that brought high winds and blizzard like conditions to the region. (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.