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Major Blizzard Wallops Northeast

The wind-whipped snowstorm mercifully arrived at the start of a weekend, which means fewer cars on the road and extra time for sanitation crews to clear the mess before commuters have to go back to work, but it could also mean a weekend cooped up indoors.

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Feb. 8, 2013: Tow truck operator Shawn Juhre sets up road safety reflectors before towing a car out of a ditch in Buffalo, N.Y.
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Feb. 8, 2013: A woman uses her umbrella to shield herself against the snow and wind while crossing the street in New York's Chinatown.
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Feb. 8, 2013: A Boston Public Works front-end loader loads a snow plow.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Passengers look to an overhead sign displaying departure times for trains in New York's Penn Station.
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Feb. 8, 2013: A snow plow clears the path in the park along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Granville Country Store employee Shawna Sperry clears snow from in front of the store in Massachusetts.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Danielle Kondratuk of Manchester, Conn., walks her dog Bella as snow falls.
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Feb. 8, 2013: A crossing guard takes cover from the snow under the awning of a restaurant in New York's Chinatown.
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Feb. 8, 2013: With snow accumulating on Route 93, cars head toward the New Hampshire border in Andover, Mass, prior to a mandatory statewide driving ban.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Snowplows sit parked at a New York Department of Sanitation depot as snow begins to swirl in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Snowplows sit parked at a New York Department of Sanitation depot as snow begins to swirl in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Vehicles wait in line as gas is delivered to a station in Ellington, Conn. Many stations in the area are out due to a pending storm poised to dump up to 3 feet of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond.
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Friday, Feb. 8, 2013: Morning rush hour traffic makes its way over the Williamsburg bridge into Manhattan, in New York.
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Feb. 8, 2013: A truck tries to get past a trailer that was left by the side of the road during a snowstorm in Toronto.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Cars are stuck in traffic as a winter storm arrives in Newington, N.H.
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Feb. 8, 2013: A morning rush hour commuter walks over the Williamsburg bridge, Friday, in New York.
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Feb. 8, 2013: Morning rush hour pedestrians make their way to work on Delancey St.
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Feb. 8, 2013: A pedestrian walks through the snow in Washington Park in Albany, N.Y.
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Andre Tranchemantague, left, and Will Guerette, ski on a snow-covered road as they make there way to a bar during the early stages of a snow storm, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 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. And it's just getting started. Chris Legrow from the National Weather Service says a blizzard warning is issued Friday evening for the southern coast, when the main storm arrives. The forecast calls for up to 2 feet of snow and winds gusting to 50 mph. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
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A group of men help push a sports car up a snow-covered street in the Old Port section of Portland, Maine, during a snow storm, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. The storm is expected to dump up to two feet of snow on the region. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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TV monitors at Logan International Airport in Boston show cancelled flights Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013. 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. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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People wait for a bus at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center as snow begins to fall Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Snow was falling around the Northeast on Friday, ushering in what's predicted to be a massive blizzard. Boston could get 2 to 3 feet of snow, while New York City was expecting 10 to 14 inches. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Russell Hardison walks to the bus stop after shopping during a winter storm in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. 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.(AP Photo/David Duprey)
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Feb. 9. 2013: Gusts of wind carry snow from a snow blower Saturday morning, on Maple Avenue in Danbury, Conn.
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Wet snow coats houses along the South River at high tide in the Humarock coastal neighborhood of Scituate Mass. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight. (AP Photo/The Patriot Ledger, Greg Derr)

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Cars are stranded on the Long Island Expressway as a winter storm blankets the Northeast.
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A man drives a snowmobile down a partially plowed road in Southington, Conn. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast overnight. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

Major Blizzard Wallops Northeast

The wind-whipped snowstorm mercifully arrived at the start of a weekend, which means fewer cars on the road and extra time for sanitation crews to clear the mess before commuters have to go back to work, but it could also mean a weekend cooped up indoors.

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