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Massive Blizzard Hits New England
WINTHROP, MA - FEBRUARY 9: A man shovels snow on Cutler Street February 9, 2013 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. The powerful storm has knocked out power to 650,000 and dumped more than two feet of snow in parts of New England. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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Record-breaking blizzard hammers U.S. Northeast

February 10, 2013

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.