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Northeast Slammed by Blizzard

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A record-breaking winter storm pounded the northeastern U.S. yesterday, with hurricane-force winds, high water, and more than 3 feet of snow in some places. Travel bans were in effect, hundreds of thousands lost power, and at least nine are reported to have been killed. As New Englanders dig out and watch for potential flooding, here is a collection of photos of the wide-reaching effects of this monster blizzard. [28 photos]

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Ice clings to Ken Anderson's eyebrows and mustache as he uses a snowblower during a blizzard, on February 9, 2013, in Portland, Maine. The storm dumped more than 30 inches of snow as of Saturday afternoon, breaking the local record for the biggest storm. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Ice clings to Ken Anderson's eyebrows and mustache as he uses a snowblower during a blizzard, on February 9, 2013, in Portland, Maine. The storm dumped more than 30 inches of snow as of Saturday afternoon, breaking the local record for the biggest storm. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
People walk through the blowing snow while a blizzard arrives in the Back Bay neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 8, 2013. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
People walk past a church as snow arrives in the Back Bay neighborhood on February 8, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
A woman plays with her dogs as snow accumulates along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 8, 2013. (Reuters/Brian Snyder) #
A snowplow operates in Back Bay neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 8, 2013. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) #
This image released by NASA from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured at 9:01 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013 shows a massive winter storm coming together as two low pressure systems merge over the northeast U.S. Snow began falling across the Northeast on Friday. (AP Photo/NASA) #
Cars drive across the nearly empty Zakim Bridge prior to a mandatory statewide driving ban in Boston, on February 8, 2013. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency Friday and banned travel on roads as of 4 p.m. as a blizzard began to intensify. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) #
A woman walks along a snow-covered trail in Central Park on February 9, 2013 in New York City. The park received almost a foot of snow, as New York was spared the worst of the massive snow storm that hit the U.S. Northeast. (John Moore/Getty Images) #
Neil Hodges uses a snow blower to clear drifting snow from in front of his home in Concord, New Hampshire, on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) #
The ocean overflows the sea wall on Winthrop Shore Drive in Winthrop, Massachusetts, on February 9, 2013. An overnight blizzard left one to two feet of snow in areas, and coastal flooding is expected as the storm lingers into the day. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images) #
Homeowner Paul Descateaux, left, stands by as firefighters enter his home after Descateaux smelled smoke after his home was flooded by the ocean, on February 9, 2013, in Salisbury, Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) #
Nicole Lacoursiere of North Andover, Massachusetts falls back to make a snow angel on February 9, 2013 in some 24 inches of snow that had fallen in her yard. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) #
A parking meter pokes out of a snow bank during a blizzard, in Portland, Maine, on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) #
John Silver shovels snow between buried cars and trucks in front of his home on Third Street in South Boston, on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) #
A woman walks down Beacon Hill during a severe winter storm in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 9, 2013. (Reuters/Brian Snyder) #
With tears in her eyes, Priscilla Arena, 41, from Mount Sinai, New York, reads letters she wrote to her two children as she spent the night in her car on North Ocean Avenue in Farmingville after the car got stuck in the snow while she was traveling home after work during yesterday's snow storm. Arena was at the Brookhaven Town Hall after being rescued by a N.Y. State Trooper on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) #
A child tubes down a hill in Central Park on February 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images) #
A man walks along a snow-covered, evacuated seafront road in Salisbury, Massachusetts, on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) #
Claire Stout, 12, burrows into a pile of plowed snow near her home in Maplewood, New Jersey, on February 9, 2013. The Northeast storm dumped over a foot of snow in northern N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) #
A man shovels snow off his car on M street in the South Boston neighborhood, on February 9, 2013. A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow Saturday, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't get their doors open. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) #
Peter Webster sleds down Chestnut Street with his children William (right) and Georgia (center) in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 9, 2013. (Reuters/Brian Snyder) #
Johnson & Wales students climb a large pile of snow that was cleared from downtown Providence, Rhode Island, after a winter storm dumped around two feet of snow in the area, on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Stew Milne) #
John March walks his dog Grommit past damaged houses along the beach in Plum Island in Newbury, Massachusetts, on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) #
A woman digs out her car after it was blocked in by drifting snow during a blizzard in Portland, Maine, on February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) #
A cross country skier skis through the deserted snow covered streets of Boston early Saturday, February 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) #
A man rides down a hill on a toboggan, chased by his dog in Central Park in New York, on February 9, 2013. (Reuters/Carlo Allegri) #
Snow blankets the shoulders of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Union Sqaure on February 9, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images) #
A couple walks past a large snow drift in the Old Port section of Portland, Maine, on February 9, 2013. Officials are cautioning residents to stay off the roads in Maine, where Portland set an all-time snowfall record. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) #

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