Powerful snowstorm slams Northeast

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'Blizzard go away'

A massive winter storm is pummeling the U.S. East Coast. See gallery

A man pulls his son in a sled past the words "Blizzard Go Away" written in the snow stuck to the side of a building in Boston on Saturday.

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A man digs out his car in Maine

Steve Hull digs out his car after it was covered by drifting snow in Portland, Maine on Saturday.

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A flooded Salisbury Mass. home

Debris is piled up in a house which was hit by a wave and flooded in Salisbury, Mass. on Saturday.

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A woman makes a snow angel

Nicole Lacoursiere of North Andover, Mass. falls back to make a snow angel Saturday.

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Heavy Snow in Boston

Snow covers cars along Third street in South Boston Saturday.

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A couple looks out at the snow in Boston

A couple looks out of a snow covered window onto the street during a blizzard in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday.

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Snow covered cars in Boston

A man talks on the phone as he looks at a row of cars buried in snow on Third Street in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston Saturday.

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Walking in the snow

Snow falls on a pedestrian Friday as she leaves the Rag & Bone Fall 2013 fashion show in Manhattan.

 

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Shoveling snow

A New York City sanitation worker shovels snow from a stairway in New York on Friday.

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Snowy evening in Maine

A woman crosses a snowy street in Portland, Maine, on Friday.

 

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Braving the storm in New Jersey

A pedestrian makes his way to the Path Station at Exchange Place during the storm in New Jersey Friday.

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Crowded trains

Passengers line up to board a train in New York's Penn Station, Friday.

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De-icing for flight

Grounds crews prepare a plane for flight at LaGuardia Airport Friday in New York. Most airlines were giving up on flying in and out of New York, Boston and other airports in the American Northeast on Friday as a massive storm threatened to dump up to a meter of snow in some parts. 

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Snowman in Boston

A snowman sits on the duck pond in the Boston Common as snow falls on Friday in Boston, Mass. Forecasters said the storm could top Boston's record of 27.6 inches, set in 2003.
 

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Stormy bus stop

Riders wait in a bus stop where color-tinted windows collect snow during a storm, Friday, in Portland, Maine. The National Weather Service says a blizzard warning is issued Friday evening for the southern coast. The forecast calls for up to 2 feet of snow and winds gusting to 50 mph.

 

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Winter winds

A pedestrian walks into wind-driven snow in Boston, Massachusetts on Friday at the beginning of what is forecasted to be a major winter snow storm. 

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Stuck in the airport

Rasmus Thomsen of Denmark works on his computer as he waits at Boston Logan International Airport after flights were cancelled or delayed due to a massive winter storm, in Boston, Massachusetts

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Braving frozen precipitation

Two people try to deal with frozen precipitation and wind as the beginnings of a large winter storm hit in New York on Friday. Parts of the Northeastern United States are forecasted to get over 2 feet of snow.

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Schools closed early

A guard helps a student cross an intersection after schools closed early ahead of bad weather in Pelham, New York, Friday.

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Chains added for traction

Sanitation worker Shui Leung works on attaching chains to tires at a New York City Department of Sanitation facility in New York.

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Powerful Nor'easter coming together

This satellite image, captured at 9:01 a.m. EST, shows clouds associated with the western frontal system stretching from Canada through the Ohio and Tennessee valleys, into the Gulf of Mexico. The comma-shaped low pressure system located over the Atlantic, east of Virginia, is forecast to merge with the front and create a powerful nor'easter. The National Weather Service expects the merged storm to move northeast and drop between two to three feet of snow in parts of New England.

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Loading salt for road de-icing

Salt is loaded into a pickup truck at Eastern Salt Company in Chelsea, Mass., Feb. 7 in preparation for a major winter storm headed toward the U.S. Northeast. The National Weather Service calls for up to two feet of snow expected for a Boston-area region that has seen mostly bare ground this winter.

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Gas shortage

Vehicles wait in line as gas is delivered to a station in Ellington, Conn., Feb. 8. Many stations in the area are out due to a pending storm poised to dump up to three feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond beginning Friday. Forecasters warn this could be one for the record books, as residents scurried to stock up on food, water and gas. Some gas stations ran out of fuel Thursday night during the rush to prepare for the storm.

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Readying for power outages

Chris Oppenberg of Andover Small Engine Service assembles a home generator for a customer in Andover, Mass., Feb. 7, in preparation for a major winter storm headed toward the U.S. Northeast. Snow began to fall throughout the Northeast on Friday in what's predicted to be a massive, possibly historic blizzard.

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Food shelves bare

Jack Percoco of Cambridge, Mass. reaches into depleted shelves for milk at a supermarket in Somerville, Mass., Feb. 8. Snow began to fall Friday, and forecasters said the storm could break Boston's record of 27.6 inches, set in 2003. Residents were urged to stay put because the forecast of heavy, drifting snow with little or no visibility would make traffic extremely difficult and in many cases, impossible. The governor ordered nonessential state workers to stay home Friday.
 

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Snow plows ready and waiting

Snow plows sit parked at a New York Department of Sanitation depot as snow begins to swirl in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Feb. 8. In some upstate areas, snow fell early Friday morning and was expected to increase throughout the day, with the heaviest accumulations expected in eastern New York on Friday night. Ten to 12 inches were expected in New York City, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg said plows and 250,000 tons of salt were on standby.
 

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The snow begins

Morning rush hour pedestrians make their way to work on Delancey St., Feb. 8, in New York. More than 1,700 flights were canceled at the three major airports serving New York City. Most domestic carriers were expected to suspend operations between 2 and 5 p.m. Friday. They were expected to resume Saturday afternoon.
 

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Flight cancellations

TV monitors at Logan International Airport in Boston show cancelled flights Friday morning. Boston and much of eastern Massachusetts was under a blizzard warning until 1 p.m. Saturday. Logan International Airport said it would try to stay open during the storm but airlines had already canceled many flights through Saturday.

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Road warnings

A warning sign flashes for motorists on the expressway into Boston as snow starts to fall on Friday. Power outages were also expected, and a flood warning was to take effect at 8 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday for the state's eastern coastline.
 

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Winds whip snow and sleet in NYC

The Staten Island Ferry moves across New York Harbor as the Statue of Liberty stands in a cloud of snow and sleet in the early hours of a major winter storm on Feb.8 in New York City. New York and much of the Northeast is expected to get a foot or more of snow through Saturday afternoon with possible record-setting blizzard conditions expected in Boston. Heavy snow warnings are in effect from New Jersey through southern Maine.

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Commuting on skis

Andre Tranchemantague, left, and Will Guerette, ski on a snow-covered road as they make their way to a bar during the early stages of a snow storm, Friday, Feb. 8, in Portland, Maine. A snowstorm sweeping into Maine already has dumped half-a-foot of snow around Portland and contributed to a 19-car pileup. The National Weather Service says a blizzard warning has been issued Friday evening for the southern coast, when the main storm is expected to arrive. The forecast calls for up to 2 feet of snow and winds gusting to 50 mph.