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Blizzard Nemo brings northeastern US to a halt

Last updated on: February 10, 2013 00:37 IST

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A severe winter storm battered the northeastern US for a second day on Saturday, killing at least two people and severing power and transport links for millions of people as the monster blizzard dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on New York and Connecticut.

 

The blizzard dubbed as 'Nemo' brought life to a standstill with wind and heavy snow snapping power lines and forcing more than half-a-million customers to sit in homes without electricity, including 389,000 in Massachusetts, 177,000 in Rhode Island, and 35,000 in Connecticut, authorities said.

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Image: A man shovels snow from the sidewalk on the Upper East Side of New York
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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The furious storm dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on New York state and Connecticut, forcing authorities to cancel several schools across the region and asking people to stay off the streets.

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Image: A man shovels snow from the sidewalk on the Upper East Side of New York
Photographs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Air travels in or out of New York halted on Friday with airlines cancelling 3,775 flights till today and all flights in and out of Boston's Logan International Airport getting cancelled, according to flight tracker FlightAware.com.

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Image: A truck with a snow plough cleans along the Hudson river as the skyline of New York's Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center is seen at Newport in New Jersey
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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A 74-year-old man was killed when a young woman lost control over her car in the snow on a highway in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, while another man was killed after he lost control of his car and hit a tree in Auburn, New Hampshire, media reports said.

Minor injuries were reported in a 19-car pileup on Interstate 295 in Falmouth, Maine, caused by poor visibility and slippery road conditions.

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Image: A car is seen atop a parking structure near Times Square in New York
Photographs: Eric Thayer/Reuters

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New York, one of the world's busiest air travel hubs, was cut off from the skies as snow and wind led airlines to suspend all operations at LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and John F Kennedy International airports.

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Image: Snow covers cafe tables and chairs in New York's Bryan Park
Photographs: Keith Bedford/Reuters

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"This one doesn't come along every day. This is going to be a dangerous winter storm," meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Massachusetts Alan Dunham said on Friday in a CBS News report.


Image: People make their way through snow in New York's Times Square
Photographs: Keith Bedford/Reuters

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