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Mary Ann Bova walks along a slippery snow covered sidewalk during a winter storm in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. In some upstate areas, snow fell early Friday morning and was expected to increase throughout the day, with the heaviest accumulations expected in eastern New York on Friday night.(AP Photo/David Duprey)

Northeast digs out from blizzard

The Northeast is digging itself out of a blizzard that dumped up to 40 inches of

snow with hurricane force winds, killing at least nine people and

leaving about half a million customers without power.