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Snow days in New York City

The Gapstow Bridge over the Pond in Central Park in New York City, Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014. In New York, the mercury would not rise beyond 14 Fahrenheit but bone-chilling gusts would make it feel as low as -13 Fahrenheit, the National Weather Service said. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Snow days in New York City

Yahoo News

A winter storm packing snow and Arctic cold slammed the northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding 3,000 flights, shutting down government offices and schools and making travel a potential nightmare for millions.

States across the northeast declared emergencies and warned residents not to travel during the fast-moving storm, which packed a potentially lethal combination of snow and wind, backed by temperatures up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit below normal.

This storm presented an opportunity for many, including Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan, to capture moments shared among people trying to get to work -- and those who wanted to enjoy the snow despite the freezing cold. (Yahoo News)

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