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  2/9/2013, Shevat 29, 5773

State Of Emergency as Blizzard Tears Through Northeast

The northeastern United States began digging out Saturday in the wake of a fierce blizzard that left at least two dead, half a million customers without power, and air, road and rail links paralyzed. The storm dumped between one and two feet of snow across New England, with hurricane-strength wind gusts helping to create massive drifts. But according to the National Weather Service, the system was on its way out of the region, AFP reported.