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Snow days in New York City

People head home in Times Square in New York City on January 21, 2014 as a major storm walloping the tri-state area has prompted a state of emergency in both New York and New Jersey. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Winter storm hits the northeastern U.S.

Yahoo News

Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday looked to dig themselves out from a storm that has dumped over a foot of snow in many places, snarling traffic and forcing the Philadelphia school system to shut down.

The weather system packing snow and Arctic cold forced the cancellation of over 3,000 flights.

Before the end of Tuesday, parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey had seen about 15 inches of snow, said Stephen Corfidi with the National Weather Service. (Reuters)

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