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Winter Storm Strikes Massachusetts

BOSTON - FEBRUARY 9: People begin to dig out from the big blizzard. Dozens sled on Boston Common. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via 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.