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Winter storm hits the Northeast

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Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts.

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A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss non emergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address.

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A man and three dogs brave the snow in Washington Square Park as a storm expected to leave 8 to 14 inches of snow fell upon New York, Jan. 21, 2014. Conditions were expected to worsen all evening through the region and temperatures were forecast to remain below freezing until early next week, as a major winter storm affects work and travel throughout the Northeast.

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Snow falls through the spotlight on the USS Wisconsin in downtown Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014,, as a winter storm starts to make it way through Hampton Roads.

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A couple walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts.

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A pedestrian battles with his umbrella in Washington Square Park as a storm expected to leave 8 to 14 inches of snow fell upon New York, Jan. 21, 2014. Conditions were expected to worsen all evening through the region and temperatures were forecast to remain below freezing until early next week, as a major winter storm affects work and travel throughout the Northeast.

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A horse peeks out of his stall across a snow covered field Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 in Westport, Ky. The area received 3-6 inches of snow, with strong winds and sub freezing temperatures.

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A man walks towards Rowes Wharf as snow falls during the evening commute in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. The Boston area is expected to get about a foot of snow by Wednesday evening.

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Murray, a beagle and Boston terrier mix, runs through the snow while on a walk with his owners Ben and Dani McIntyre in Spring Garden Township, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

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Tyler Walter, 6, sleds down a hill in Jim Barnett Park on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014, as snow falls in Winchester, Va. The National Weather Service was predicting 4 to 8 inches of snow in the Washington area and 6 to 11 inches in parts of western Maryland and northwestern Virginia.

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Joe Trail is chased by his dog, Piper, as the duo head down the hill at York Suburban High School on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in York, Pa. The National Weather Service predicts the storm could drop 8 to 12 inches of snow followed by bitterly cold temperatures.

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Bashon Mann and his children sled down a hill at the Capitol as snow falls in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Students and government workers were told to stay home while the winter weather hits the Mid Atlantic region.

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Visitors walk along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, as snow falls. Many government offices and schools closed before the first flake of snow, but there were signs Tuesday that significant winter weather was moving into the mid-Atlantic region as heavy snow began falling.

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People visit John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A storm is sweeping across the Mid-Atlantic and New England. The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to Philadelphia and New York City, and more than a foot in Boston.

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