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Late Winter Storm Packs a Punch but Big Cities Dodge the Blow

While some parts of the Northeast were hammered by Tuesday's storm, most major cities weren't hit as hard as expected.

Philadelphia

A man crosses South Broad Street in front of City Hall during a winter storm on March 14, 2017.

States of emergency were being lifted and authorities were planning to let people back out onto the streets in big Northeastern cities after a nor'easter drifted off its predicted course Tuesday.

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New York City

People walk through Manhattan's snow and sleet-covered streets.

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New York City

Workers plow snow in Times Square.

New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and other metropolitan cities clustered along the Eastern Seaboard basically shut down after forecasters predicted as much as a foot and a half of snow. But when the storm arrived, it mostly sideswiped those areas, tracking farther west and north.

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Boston

People walk through wind-driven snow.

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Pennsylvania

A person rides a snowmobile through a field during a winter snow in Gap.

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Washington, D.C.

Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital.

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Boston

Two people work to build a snowman on the Boston Common.

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New York City

Two girls make snow angels in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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New York City

A crowd gathers around the "Fearless Girl" statue in Lower Manhattan.

Installed by a Wall Street firm ahead of International Women's Day, the statue appears fearlessly stare down the well-known bronze charging bull.

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New York City

An elderly man with a cane struggles in the sleet and snow.

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New York City

A tourist group walks through the snow.

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Massachusetts

People make their way through the snow-filled streets of Pittsfield.

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Boston

A person stands in the wind-driven snow.

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Boston

Two women struggle to walk in the blowing snow.

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Philadelphia

A woman climbs the snow-covered steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Pennsylvania

A cow stands in a pasture in Salisbury.

Matt Slocum / AP

Boston

People struggle to walk in the blowing snow.

Michael Dwyer / AP

Boston

A dog rolls in the snow on the Boston Common.

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Massachusetts

People watch as waves crash over the seawall along Lynn Shore Drive in Lynn.

Related: Nor'easter Slams East Coast but Goes Easy on Most Big Cities

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