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Updated: 01/23/2014 01:19:01AM

Northeast digs out from snow

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The sun illuminates windblown snow as a man walks under elevated train tracks, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A women walks with her dog past icicles hanging from a store awning Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A passer-by walks through snow and strong wind along an empty street in Marshfield, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Temperatures across the state were in the single digits early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A passer-by walks through snow and strong wind along an empty street in Marshfield, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Temperatures across the state were in the single digits early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A passer-by walks through snow and strong wind along an empty street in Marshfield, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Temperatures across the state were in the single digits early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A passer-by walks through snow and strong wind along an empty street in Marshfield, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Temperatures across the state were in the single digits early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A man walks on an un-shoveled sidewalk in the aftermath of a snowstorm Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A pedestrian passes through City Hall Park and the Municipal Building, center, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York. The Northeast struggled to dig out of a winter storm Wednesday that swirled up the coast, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A man peers through a hole in a plastic bag during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A storm is sweeping across the Mid-Atlantic and New England. The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to Philadelphia and New York City, and more than a foot in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sharon Schaeffer, of Lebanon, Pa., walks through Fisher's Veterans Park on her way home on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Lebanon, Pa. The National Weather Service predicts the storm could drop 8 to 12 inches of snow followed by bitterly cold temperatures. (AP Photo/Lebanon Daily News, Jeremy Long) THE PATRIOT-NEWS OUT

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

A man shovels snow off his car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A man shovels snow off his car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A man shovels snow off his car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A man shovels snow off his car in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A passer-by walks through snow and strong wind along an empty street in Marshfield, Mass., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Temperatures across the state were in the single digits early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A woman uses an umbrella while walking along a snow-covered path in the Boston Common park, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Boston. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts Tuesday, prompting Gov. Deval Patrick to dismiss nonemergency state workers early and postpone his annual State of the State address. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A man crosses Broad Street during a winter snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and making a mess of the evening commute. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

People walk along a street in the snow Tuesday night, Jan. 21, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. A swirling storm with a potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation's capital and giving students another day off from school. The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Pedestrians walk as snow falls in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Heavy snow has been forecast and a blizzard warning was posted for portions of Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Parents and children arrive to school bundled up against the cold in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A winter storm stretched from Kentucky to New England and hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. Snow began falling at midmorning Tuesday in Philadelphia and dumped as much as 14 inches by Wednesday morning, with New York seeing almost as much. Boston and Philadelphia officials ordered schools closed Wednesday, but in New York City, the nation's largest public school system remained open. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surprising amount of snow, leaving biting cold in its wake. The atmosphere was particularly frosty in New York, where some residents complained that plowing was spotty and schools were open while children elsewhere in the region stayed home.

The storm stretched from Kentucky to New England but hit hardest along the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston. As much as 14 inches of snow fell in Philadelphia, with New York City seeing almost as much, before tapering off. Temperatures were in the single digits in many places Wednesday and not expected to rise out of the teens.

Facing one of the first flashpoints of his weeks-old tenure, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the response to a storm he said caused a worse-than-expected headache when it ramped up at rush hour.

“We had a coordinated, intense, citywide response,” de Blasio said.

The mayor and city Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said the cleanup effort was equitable and robust, though complicated by traffic and the storm’s timetable. Those factors made it difficult to plow and spread salt, Doherty said. The wind and snow were so blinding that police pulled traffic agents out of many intersections.

De Blasio, a Brooklyn resident who campaigned on closing gaps between rich and poor city residents, also was asked why some Manhattan avenues, including in the wealthy Upper East Side neighborhood, still were covered in snow when a Brooklyn thoroughfare was plowed clear to the pavement. The plowing problems combined with a late-night decision to keep open the nation’s largest public schools system had some parents grumbling.

“No one was treated differently,” the mayor said.

One parent, Pamela Murphy Jennings, said her two children navigated snowy sections of tony Madison and Park avenues to get to their public schools on the Upper East Side.

“Children have to walk to city bus stops and cross these streets to get here,” she said. “Cars are sliding on roads. If there was any day to close schools, this was the day.”

De Blasio said officials made the right call in anticipating that streets would be passable enough for students to get to school safely, adding that his own teenage son had gone, if grouchily.

Citywide, 100 percent of primary streets were plowed by 6 a.m. Wednesday, along with 90 percent or more of other streets, Doherty said.

Some residents were understanding. Upper East Sider Lou Riccio agreed cleanup was a problem in his neighborhood, but he didn’t see it as the mayor’s fault.

“It was just the problem of a bad snowstorm coming at a bad time of the day,” said Riccio, who teaches public affairs at Columbia University.

The storm was blamed for at least one death — a driver was ejected from a car that fishtailed into the path of a tractor-trailer on a snow-covered Maryland road — and might have claimed more lives. Authorities were investigating three suspected weather-related deaths in Pennsylvania’s Delaware County, outside Philadelphia; a preliminary investigation showed weather conditions played a role in a two-vehicle crash that killed two people in Prince George’s County, Md.; and police said the storm may have factored in a deadly tractor-trailer wreck in Frederick County, Va.

Schoolchildren had the day off elsewhere, including in Boston, Philadelphia and many parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, upstate New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Federal workers in Washington got a two-hour delay in their work days Wednesday after a day off Tuesday because of the snow.

In downtown Jersey City, N.J., Kerline Celestin, a certified nurse’s aide, waited for a bus Wednesday to head home to another part of town after she was stuck at work overnight due to the storm. The temperature was in the single digits, with the wind chill below zero.

“To tell you the truth, I feel like I didn’t want to be outside,” she said.

Maintenance worker William Haskins knocked on doors in downtown Annapolis, Md., to see if anyone needed sidewalks cleaned. His 10-year-old son, Travis, out of school for a snow day, came along with his own shovel and an understanding that profits would be split evenly.

“He was up waiting for me this morning,” his father said.

While Boston got only about 4 inches of snow, other parts of Massachusetts were socked with as many as 18 inches.

On Cape Cod, a blizzard warning in effect through Wednesday afternoon kept business brisk at Aubuchon Hardware in Sandwich, where salt and snow shovels were popular.

“The flow of customers is pretty steady, but everyone waits until the worst of the storm to start worrying,” manager Jeff Butland said.

About 1,400 flights were canceled Wednesday into and out of some of the nation’s busiest airports, including in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, according to according to Flightaware. That was down from about 3,000 flights the day before.

The storm was a conventional one that developed off the coast and moved up the Eastern Seaboard, pulling in cold air from the Arctic. Unlike the epic freeze of two weeks ago, it was not caused by a kink in the polar vortex, the winds that circulate around the North Pole.

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Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Karen Matthews and Verena Dobnik and AP Video Journalist Ted Shaffrey in New York; Nick Tabor in Annapolis, Md.; Samantha Henry in Jersey City, N.J.; Ron Todt in Philadelphia; and Denise Lavoie in Weymouth, Mass.


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