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Massachusetts Prepares For Major Blizzard

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 08: Snow falls on Copley Square on February 8, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts as well as other states from New York to Maine are preparing for a major blizzard with possible record amounts of snowfall in some areas. (Photo by Mario Tama/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.