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Big blizzard shuts down Northeast
Travelers stranded as airlines cancel flights
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Utility trucks head west on I-64 crossing the St. Albans/Nitro bridge, in St. Albans, W.V., Saturday. - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK — A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city. After days of weather warnings, most of the 80 million people in the storm's path heeded requests to stay home and off the roads, which were largely deserted. Yet at least 17 deaths were blamed on the weather — most from traffic accidents, but several people also died while shoveling snow.
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