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Eastern US snowed in by massive blizzard

  • A snow-covered police vehicle sits parked on a street in New York Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009. A slow-moving storm that blanketed swaths of the mid-Atlantic with nearly 2 feet of snow reached southern New England on Sunday, continuing its assault on the East Coast after causing at least five deaths, crippling travel and leaving empty stores normally crammed with holiday shoppers. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman)

A slow-moving storm that blanketed swaths of the mid-Atlantic with nearly 2 feet of snow reached southern New England on Sunday in a weekend assault along the East Coast that caused at least five deaths, crippled travel and left empty stores normally crammed with holiday shoppers.

Blizzard warnings were in effect for parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts with gusts up to 60 mph. As much as 16 inches of snow was expected to cover parts of southern New England.

Blizzard Hits East Coast

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But the early arrival of wintry weather on a quiet Sunday morning could not have been better timing, said Peter Judge, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

"Other than spoiling the Christmas shopping - from the emergency manager perspective it was the perfect timing," Judge said. "Even the cleanup today, we're not fighting the people who would be trying to get to work."

Still others were struggling with the aftermath.


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