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Winter Storm Strikes Massachusetts

SQUANTUM, MA - FEBRUARY 9: Stairs become slides in the aftermath of the Blizzard of 2013. (Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Record-breaking blizzard hammers U.S. Northeast

A record-breaking blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on 9 February 2013, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses as well as shutting down travel. The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic dumped more than 3 feet of snow across the Northeast. Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts took the brunt of the blizzard.