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Blizzard threatens NYC, northeastern US

A blizzard of potentially historic proportions threatened to strike the Northeast with a vengeance Friday, with up to 2 feet (0.6 meters) of snow forecast along the densely populated corridor from the New York City area to Boston and beyond.

 

Halfway through what was looking like a merciful winter, people stocked up on food and other storm supplies, and road crews along the East Coast readied salt and sand ahead of what forecasters warned could be one for the record books. (AP)