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Image: A tourist group walks through the snow and wintry mix in New York

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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.

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Image: A man crosses South Broad Street in view of City Hall during a winter storm in Philadelphia

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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Image: Men plow snow in Times Square

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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Image: People walk in the wind-driven snow during a winter storm

Boston

People walk through wind-driven snow. 

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Image: A person rides a snowmobile through a field in Gap, Pa.

Pennsylvania

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

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Image: Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm

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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Image: Two people work to build a snowman on the Boston Common

Boston

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

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Image: Two girls make snow angels in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

New York City

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

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Image: A tourist group walks through the snow and wintry mix in New York

New York City

A tourist group walks through the snow. 

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Image: People make their way through the snow-filled streets of Pittsfield, Mass.

Massachusetts

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

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Image: A person stands in the wind-driven snow during a winter storm

Boston

A person stands in the wind-driven snow. 

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Image: Two women struggle to walk in the blowing snow during a winter storm

Boston

Two women struggle to walk in the blowing snow. 

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Image: A woman climbs the snow covered steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia

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

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Image: A cow stands in pasture during a winter snow storm

Pennsylvania

A cow stands in a pasture in Salisbury. 

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Image: People struggle to walk in the blowing snow during a winter storm

Boston

People struggle to walk in the blowing snow. 

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Image: A dog rolls in the snow on the Boston Common

Boston

A dog rolls in the snow on the Boston Common. 

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Image: People watch as waves crash over the seawall along Lynn Shore Drive

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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