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    Snowstorm Batters East Coast

    Snow plows clear sidewalks as pedestrians walk in the snow along Commonweath Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. A winter storm that's expected to bring more than a foot of snow to parts of New England and blizzard conditions to Long Island grounded almost 2,000 flights on the first work day of the New Year. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images


    An impending eastern snowstorm grounded 2,073 flights, delaying 6,448 more, and closed highways and state offices as major cities like Boston and New York prepare for between 5 to 14 inches of snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the Long Island Expressway closed at midnight Thursday with the threat of a "whiteout." Public transportation in New York has been reduced, and some Amtrak trains between Boston and Washington were canceled. Freezing temperatures are set to hit on Friday, with the lowest possibly going down to 4 degrees in Philadelphia.

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