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Massive Blizzard Hits New England

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 09: A tree and stret sign are covered in snow following a powerful blizzard on February 9, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The storm knocked out power to 650,000 and dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of New England. (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.