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'Bomb cyclone' slams East Coast with wind and snow
High winds and heavy snow pummeled the Northeast, shutting schools and government offices and leaving tens of thousands without power.
A pedestrian crosses the street in Harlem.
New York could see up to 10 inches of snow and wind gusts as high as 50 mph, the National Weather Service and city officials said.
Forecasters have called the storm system a "bomb cyclone" for its rapid and rare drop in atmospheric pressure.
Vehicles are stuck in the snow on a roadway in Virginia Beach.
A satellite image shows the powerful storm moving up the eastern seaboard.