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A morning rush hour commuter walks over the Williamsburg bridge, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in New York. A storm poised to dump up to 3-feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday could be one for the record books, forecasters warned, as residents scurried to stock up on food and water and road crews readied salt and sand. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

A morning rush hour commuter walks over the Williamsburg bridge, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in New York. A storm poised to dump up to 3-feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday could be one for the record books, forecasters warned, as residents scurried to stock up on food and water and road crews readied salt and sand. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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.