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12:32 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

Two storm deaths in New York; Long Island pounded with 30+ inches of snow

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two deaths in upstate New York are being attributed to the storm.

State police say a 23-year-old man died when the tractor he was using to plow his driveway overturned in Columbia County Friday evening. And a 74-year-old man died when a car slid and hit him as he walked on a Poughkeepsie road.

The National Weather Service reported snowfall totals of 10-12 inches in the mid-Hudson Valley and Adirondacks; 8 inches at Buffalo; 12 inches at Rochester; 6.5 inches in suburban Albany; and 9 inches in Syracuse.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

Power outages, transit closures remain in Massachusetts after major winter storm

Snowfall around Medford Square in Boston, Massachusetts, on the morning of Feb. 9, 2013.
Credit Courtesy Judah Leblang

BOSTON (AP) — A massive snowstorm packing hurricane-force winds has knocked out power to more than 400,000 customers in Massachusetts and has shuttered a nuclear power plant.

Late this morning NStar reported more than 248,000 customers out and National Grid about 160,000. Most are in southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod, where there was wet heavy snow and winds gusting over 75 mph.

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New England News
9:56 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Conn. governor orders road closed due to storm as emergency vehicles struggle on snow-covered roads

The view from a traffic camera at the Pine Creek Road exit off Interstate 95 in Fairfield, Connecticut at around 10 a.m., Feb. 9, 2013.
Credit 511 NY / Traffic Camera

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor has ordered all roads closed until further notice, expanding a limited travel ban issued Friday afternoon, as officials deal with a storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the state.

Governor Dan Malloy said this morning that stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow the recovery process.

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Weather
6:36 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Massive Winter Storm Slams Northeast

Weather radar map, 6:30am, 2/9/13
Credit National Weather Service

BOSTON (AP) — A massive storm packing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions is sweeping through the Northeast, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 customers.

More than 28 inches of snow had fallen in parts of central Connecticut by early Saturday, and areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched 2 feet or more.

The National Weather Service says up to 3 feet is expected in Boston, threatening the city's 2003 record of 27.6 inches.

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New England News
5:52 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Multi-car accident causes delays on I-89 in Vt.

Credit WNYT / Paul Caiano

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after several vehicles crashed on Interstate 89 in South Burlington during the snowstorm.

Police say a trooper was helping a driver who had gone off the road on Friday when another car slid off the interstate. Police say a man who stopped to help the second vehicle was struck by a third vehicle that then hit the second car head on.

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Weather
2:27 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Winter Storm: Patrick Closes MA Roads

Satellite image of winter storm, 2:22pm, 2/8/13
Credit National Weather Service

BOSTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts is banning all traffic from roads after 4 p.m. today, when the worst of a powerful snowstorm is expected to be bearing down on New England.

It's believed to be the first traffic ban in the state since the blizzard of 1978.

Boston could get as much as three feet of snow, which would break the city's snowfall record of 27.6 inches.

A forecaster says the storm is the type that "doesn't come along every day." Alan Dunham of the National Weather Service says it will be a "dangerous winter storm."

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New York News
12:11 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Cuomo administration says storm 'routine blizzard'

New York state Director of Operations Howard Glaser.
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Director of Operations Howard Glaser is urging New Yorkers to get off the roads Friday afternoon to avoid being stranded.

However, Glaser downplayed the storm's severity. He told WGDJ-AM in Albany that the storm is in some ways a "routine blizzard."

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Weather
10:54 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Winter Giant Storms Northeast

Weather map as of 10:45am, Friday
Credit National Weather Service

BOSTON (AP) — Snow began to fall around the Northeast on Friday at the start of what's predicted to be a massive, possibly historic blizzard, and residents scurried to stock up on food and supplies ahead of the storm poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond.

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New York News
9:40 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Cuomo: NY state plows, road crews ready for storm

Governor Cuomo gives an update after a snowstorm caused additional damage from Hurricane Sandy. - November 8, 2012
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has more than 1,500 snow plows, about 470,000 tons of road salt and hundreds of highway workers ready to tackle what's expected to be the worst storm so far in 2013.

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New York News
8:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

NYC mayor: Leave work a little early

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging people to leave work a little early.

Bloomberg also said Friday that New York City hopes to have all streets plowed at least once by midmorning Saturday.

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