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Blizzard Blasts East Coast

By the time the storm is over Sunday, one in seven Americans could be under at least half a foot of snow.

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A snowman stands in New York's Times Square on Jan. 23.
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Locals Amber Neightengale, left, and Marisa Pace sled down the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on a kayak on Jan. 23.
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Floodwaters cover a street in North Wildwood, N.J., at the height of the storm on Jan. 23. A winter storm created near-record high tides along the Jersey Shore, surpassing the tide of Hurricane Sandy according to North Wildwood city officials.
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A boy stands on a snow-covered street in Washington on Jan. 23.
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A pedestrian crosses the street through blowing snow in front of Radio City Music Hall in New York on Jan. 23, 2016.
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West Virginia University college students ski on High Street in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Jan. 23. Millions of Americans awoke Saturday to heavy snow outside their doorsteps as a mammoth winter storm crawled up the East Coast, making roads impassable, shutting down mass transit and bringing the nation's capital and its largest city to a standstill.
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A man walks down the street with a snow shovel in blizzard-like conditions on Jan, 23 in Brooklyn, New York.
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A woman pulls her kids on a sled through Havemeyer Fields in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Jan. 23. 

A deadly storm with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern U.S. on Saturday as officials urged millions in the storm's path to seek shelter -- warning the worst is yet to come. 

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A worker clears snow from a sidewalk on Jan. 23 in New York. A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern U.S. on January 23, 2016, as officials urged millions in the storm's path to seek shelter -- warning the worst is yet to come.
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A worker clears snow off the platform at the Metro North Train station in Greenwich, Connecticut on Jan. 23.
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A van drives through a flooded street as ice and snow prevent drainage on Jan. 23 in Atlantic City.
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A uniformed U.S. Secret Service police officer stands guard in a knee-deep snow outside the White House on Jan. 23 as snow continued to fall.
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A car is submerged in floodwaters in North Wildwood, New Jersey, on Jan. 23.

A car is submerged in floodwaters in North Wildwood, New Jersey, on Jan. 23. 

Coastal flooding is affecting states from Virginia up to New England, bringing record surges Saturday morning.

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A taxi makes its way through the snow in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 23.
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Sean Jackson and Gina Del Tatto push their child, Hayes Jackson, in a stroller as heavy snow falls on New York's Upper West Side on Jan. 23.
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National Guard members and others help to push a stuck police car on Jan. 23 in Washington.
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Workers clear snow from the East Front of the Capitol early in the morning on Jan. 23. The storm is expected to dump more than two feet of snow in the region over the weekend.
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Cars drive at dawn in blizzard-like conditions on Jan. 23 in Brooklyn, New York.
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A worker clears snow on a sidewalk on Jan. 23 in Washington.
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A tractor trailer rig drives during a snowstorm along the Atlantic City Expressway Friday evening, Jan. 22, in New Jersey. Most of the state was facing a blizzard warning from Friday evening until Sunday that called for up to 24 inches of snow, with the deepest accumulations in the central part of the state. 

 

 

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A National Park Service employee shovels snow at the Lincoln Memorial during a snowstorm in Washington on Friday, Jan. 22. 

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