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11 deaths blamed on US winter snow storm

Published: Friday January 3, 2014 | 1:58 pm Comments 0
Pedestrians brave wind and snow as they cross Fifth Avenue, today, in New York. New York City.  AP
Pedestrians brave wind and snow as they cross Fifth Avenue, today, in New York. New York City. AP

BOSTON (AP):
A storm dropped a blanket of light, powdery snow across the Northeast and ushered in frigid temperatures today that were unusual even for cities accustomed to blasts of winter weather.


The storm, which shut down major highways temporarily and grounded flights, was blamed for at least 11 deaths as it swept across the eastern half of the country.

The nor'easter was accompanied by plummeting temperatures that this morning reached eight degrees below zero in Burlington, Vermont, with a wind chill of 29 below, and two degrees in Boston, with a wind chill of minus 20.

It dumped 23 inches of snow in Boxford, Massachusetts, and 18 inches in parts of western New York near Rochester.

Thirteen inches of snow fell in Boston, while Lakewood, New Jersey, got 10 inches and New York City's Central Park got 6.

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