Snowstorm wreaks havoc in US northeast coast

Blizzard warnings that called for up to about 91.44 cm, to fall in New York City led officials to close schools, cancel flights

Washington: The snowstorm that started on Monday evening across the US northeast coast continued to ravage the region on Tuesday, with millions of people living in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and other metropolises in the area being affected. Blizzard warnings that called for up to about 91.44 cm, to fall in New York City led officials to close More...

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