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February 9, 2013 11:05 am

Blizzard Shuts Down Northeastern U.S.

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Forecast for Blizzard. Photo: The Weather Channel

WSJ – NEEDHAM, Mass.—The potentially historic blizzard that marched into the Northeast Friday put parts of the region in a virtual transportation lockdown, with Massachusetts and Connecticut governors signing state orders banning cars from the road, trains ceasing service, and airlines halting flights in and out of Boston and New York.

The storm picked up in intensity during the day Friday, and was expected to dump as much as much as 14 inches of snow on the New York City area and as much as three feet across New England before tapering off Saturday afternoon. Forecasters were warning of winds of up to 60 miles per hour, and snow drifts as high as five feet.

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