Snowstorm Death Toll Hits 16

    Pedestrians brave wind and snow as they cross Fifth Avenue, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in New York. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell by morning in the first snowstorm of the winter.  A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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    The powerful storm that swept across the Northeast U.S. Thursday and Friday, bringing feet of snow and sub-zero temperatures, is now responsible for 16 deaths. The heaviest snowfall hit northern suburbs of Chicago and Boston, which received as much as 23 inches. Temperatures in Fort Wayne, Indiana, fell to ten degrees below zero, making it one of the many places that saw record lows. Several people died in what law enforcement officials called “weather-related incidents,” including hypothermia. Schools have been closed and flights delayed in most of the affected areas.

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