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Massive Blizzard Hits New England

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 08: People shield themselves from the blowing snow as a blizzard arrives in the Back Bay neighborhood on February 8, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts and other states from New York to Maine are hunkered down for the 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.