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Big Winter Storm Dumps 22 Inches of Snow in Mass.

Updated: 01/02/2014 9:59 PM
Created: 01/02/2014 5:40 AM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

A strong winter storm pounding the Northeast with stiff winds and punishing cold has dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of Massachusetts.
    
The National Weather Service says 21 inches of snow has fallen in Boxford, just north of Boston. It says parts of upstate New York have 18 inches.
    
The brutal weather has extended Christmas break for some students while posing the first test for New York's new mayor and perhaps the last challenge for Boston's outgoing one.
    
Some schools in New England and New York closed well ahead of the Thursday snowfall. Cities have mobilized plows and salt spreaders. Some major highways have been ordered shut down overnight. Efforts are underway to get homeless people into the warmth and safety of shelters.
    
U.S. airlines have canceled more than 2,300 flights nationwide.

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A pedestrian walks through morning snow, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Photo: AP/Mike Groll

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Few Clouds
59°
71° | 52°
  • Feels like: 59° F
  • Wind: ENE 5mph
  • Humidity: 64%
  • Mon Windy with showers ending
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  • Tue Times of sun and clouds
    62° | 43°
  • Wed Showers possible
    60° | 50°
  • Thu Thunderstorms
    68° | 48°

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