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Massive Blizzard Hits New England

WINTHROP MA - FEBRUARY 9: People clear snow with shovels and a snow blower on February 9, 2013 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. An overnight blizzard left one to two feet of snow in some areas, and coastal flooding is expected as the storm lingers into the day. (Photo by Darren McCollester/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.