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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.

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New York

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. 

 

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Boston

People carry luggage through the snow. 

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New Jersey

A group of men help a motorist after his vehicle was stuck in the snow near the Asbury Park boardwalk. 

Julio Cortez / AP
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Massachusetts

Drivers make their way along the flooded Beach Road after the ocean overtopped the seawall during a winter snowstorm in the Boston suburb of Lynn.

Brian Snyder / Reuters
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New York

Pedestrians are buffeted by heavy winds in Manhattan.

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New Jersey

A man pushes his way through driving winds in Atlantic City.
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Boston

A car sits in floodwaters from Boston Harbor on Long Wharf.

Michael Dwyer / AP
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Brooklyn

A man's goggles reflect the Brooklyn Bridge. 

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Boston

A delivery man wheels a cart across the snow-covered streets. 

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New York

People make their way through Times Square. 

Jewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images
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Virginia

Vehicles are stuck in the snow on a roadway in Virginia Beach.

Photos: Normally balmy southeastern coast blanketed in snow

L. Todd Spencer / The Virginian-Pilot via AP
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New Jersey

A woman makes her way to the train station in Hoboken.

Seth Wenig / AP
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New York

A bulldog walks through the snow.

Lucas Jackson / Reuters
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Massachusetts

A seagull takes flight in Hull.

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New Jersey

Justin Hartman rides his bicycle in whiteout conditions in Wall Township.

Julio Cortez / AP
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Brooklyn

A man walks through the snow during the morning commute.

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Delaware

A tractor trailer lays on its side after running off the road in Georgetown.
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Brooklyn

A worker clears snow on the Brooklyn Promenade.

Drew Angerer / Getty Images
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New York

A man walks down a staircase through an early morning snowfall in Manhattan.

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A satellite image shows the powerful storm moving up the eastern seaboard.

Photos: Arctic blast leaves half the country in deep freeze

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