Snow blankets Midwest, heads east

A storm system stretching from the Dakotas to the Florida Panhandle is predicted to bring snow to the mid-Atlantic states.

A house on the Plum Island seacoast in Newbury, Mass., sits partially collapsed into the churning surf, driven by winds from a slow-moving storm, at high tide, March 8. The storm dropped up to a foot of snow in some parts of New England, caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts and slowed the morning commute in the region to a slushy crawl.

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A man shovels snow on Commonwealth Avenue following a storm that left as much as a foot of snow in some areas March 8, in Boston.

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A Subaru Outback is rolled over on Rt. 20 in Charlton, Mass., March 8, 2013.


A bike taxi takes passengers for a snowy tour of Central Park in New York City on Friday, March 8. A slow-moving winter storm brought a combination of snow, rain and high winds to the northeast on Friday after moving through the Midwest and mid-Atlantic states earlier in the week.

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United States National Guard soldiers drive through deep water in Scituate, Mass. A winter storm is dumping between 3 and 17 inches of snow in the Northeast, along with damaging winds and storm surge tides.

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A man walks his bicycle across the Brooklyn Bridge as snow falls.

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People shield themselves from driving snow in Foley Square in New York City.

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A satellite image taken on March 7 shows a late winter storm along the mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. as it moves up the coast to New England.


Carol Marelli walks down her flooded street on March 7, 2013, in Sea Bright, N.J., after an overnight storm. Flooding remained a problem in this and other shore towns. Water on roadways was also forcing closures in towns including Monmouth Beach, Absecon, Aberdeen, Egg Harbor Township and Wildwood.

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Ocean waves crash over a seawall and into houses along the coast in Scituate, Mass., on March 7. A winter storm brought strong winds to coastal areas in the state.

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A bicyclist rides through the snow at the beginning of a winter storm in Somerville, Mass., on March 7.

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A pedestrian walks past a mural at the beginning of a winter storm in Somerville, Mass., on March 7.

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A snowplow moves down a country lane during a massive blizzard near Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Washington and its suburbs face what could be their heaviest snowfall in two years on Wednesday, as a fierce storm headed east after blanketing the Midwestern United States, snarling traffic and causing hundreds of flight cancellations.

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A llama seeks shelter next to an abandoned school bus at Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia. A winter storm hit the Washington, DC area today with areas west of the city seeing signficant snowfall, but the city itself seeing minimal snow.

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Student Hunter Gallagher uses a shovel to write a letter from his girlfriends name in the snow on the football field at Catholic University in Washington, DC. A late-season winter snowstorm is forecasted to hit the Washington area and is expected to dump 5 to 10 inches of snow.

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A morning commuter, bundled against the cold, watches the snow begin to fall in Washington early Wednesday, March 6. The Mid-Atlantic region is expected to get 6 to 10 inches of snow.

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A sign warns of snow and ice conditions on a highway in Prince William County, Virginia. A winter storm is dumping rain, sleet and snow over the Washington, DC area, making driving treacherous.

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Two men walk with snow shovels down Richwood Avenue in Morgantown, W.Va., on Wednesday A late winter storm dumped nearly a foot of snow Wednesday in West Virginia, closing schools in more than half the state and leaving more than 20,000 customers without power.

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Workers use shovels and brooms to remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6 in Washington, DC. A late winter storm is expected to cover the Mid-Atlantic region after dropping almost a foot of snow across the the West and Midwest.

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U.S. Capitol Police officer Alex Rys' hat is dusted with snow as he patrols on Capitol Hill on March 6 in Washington, DC.

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The sculpture "Cloud Gate", commonly known as "the bean," is covered in snow on March 5 in Chicago, Illinois. The worst winter storm of the season is expected to dump 7-10 inches of snow on the Chicago area with the worst expected for the evening commute.

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Gracie Snow, 5, sticks her tongue out while sledding down a slope Tuesday, March 5, , at Twin Sister Hills Park in Rockford, Ill.

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Workers clean off cars at an auto dealership Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Bloomington, Minn., after a storm dumped snow while crawling east from the Dakotas and Minnesota toward Chicago. It could bring up to 10 inches of snow in some areas.

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A satellite view shows an enormous winter storm system running across the U.S. from Canada all the way down to the Florida Panhandle.

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A snowplow slowly navigates around parked cars along West Third Street in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Bill Ford gets help shoveling the sidewalk from his 3-year-old son, Bray, during a winter storm that came through the area in Monona, Wis., on Tuesday.

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Pedestrians cross Main Street in Dubuque, Iowa, during a snowstorm on Tuesday.

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From left, Mateo McGlasson, Damian Carter, Matt Anderson and Ayden Carter help push a neighbor's car free from the snow Tuesday in Rockford, Ill.

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