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Blizzard Impacts the Northeast

A historic blizzard pummeled parts of the Northeast while New York received less snow than predicted.

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Jennifer Rice and Mike Femia battle wind-driven snow as they make their way to their jobs at a pharmaceutical lab, as seen through a window,on Jan 27, 2015, in downtown Portland, Maine. The storm buried Portland under 27½ inches on Tuesday and more snow was expected overnight.

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Taylor Millar, left, hugs her friend Jennifer Bruno, after Bruno was forced to vacate her house when it was heavily damaged by ocean waves in a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Marshfield, Mass. The storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said.

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A resident removes items from his home after flooding along the coast in Brant Rock, Mass. Massachusetts was pounded by snow and lashed by strong winds early Tuesday as bands of heavy snow left some towns including Sandwich on Cape Cod and Oxford in central Massachusetts reporting more than 18 inches of snow.

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Water floods a street on the coast in Scituate, Mass., on, Jan. 27. A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding parts of coastal New Jersey northward through Maine with high winds and heavy snow.

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Cars are buried by drifted snow along Marlborough Street in Boston. A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England.

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Clean up begins while the storm still dumps snow on Port Jefferson, Long Island on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

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Men carry shovels as they walk on a snow covered road after an overnight snowstorm in Hoboken, N.J.

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Clean up begins while the storm still dumps snow on Port Jefferson, Long Island on Tuesday.

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Image: People cross a car-free snow covered seventh avenue in midtown Manhattan in New York City

People cross a car-free snow covered seventh avenue in midtown Manhattan in New York City early on Jan. 27.

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A plow clears snow in Newington, Conn., early on Jan. 27, after Gov. Dannel Malloy instituted a travel ban on all Connecticut roads.

Up to four inches of snow an hour fell in parts of the Northeast early Tuesday as tens of millions of people hunkered down for a historic blizzard that brought New York, Boston and most of the region to an eerie standstill.

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A lone figure stands in the middle of snow-covered Avenue A in the East Village neighborhood of New York, early on Jan. 27.

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Image: Pedestrians walk past diners in a restaurant as the snow from projected major winter storm begins to fall in Boston

Pedestrians walk past diners in a restaurant as the snow from a major winter storm begins to fall in Boston on Jan. 26.

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Snow comes down on Central Park South in Manhattan on Jan. 26.

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Commuters make their way through the snow in New York's Times Square on Jan. 26. The winter storm forced the rare cancellation of Broadway shows. The New York City transit system was to shut at 11 p.m. and road travel made a criminal offense in 13 counties of New York State.

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A person crosses a snow-covered street on Manhattan's Upper West Side on Jan. 26.

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The snow begins to bury Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, on Jan. 26.

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Snow comes down on Columbus Circle and Central Park South in Manhattan on Jan. 26.

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Snow blows past a tower of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York late on Jan. 26.

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A passenger carries a bag on an Amtrak train north of Providence, Rhode Island, on Jan. 26. Outward bound trains between New York and Boston were traveling full due to the storm. Amtrak suspended service between New York City and Boston for Tuesday.

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People look out from office building windows as snow falls in downtown Philadelphia on Jan. 26.

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