Winter Wallop

Snowstorm Wallops Northeast (PHOTOS)

See photos of pristine snowscapes, buried cars, and towering drifts.

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The Northeast Digs Out

The winter storm that struck the Northeast on Friday night was one for the record books. More than two feet of snow blanketed parts of New England and Long Island. Heavy snow warnings were in effect from New Jersey all the way to Maine, and more than 600,000 people were left without power. From the Brooklyn Bridge to Portland, here are some of the wildest pictures from the blizzard.

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Residents on Second Street in the South Boston neighborhood shovel out their cars.

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A couple walks past a large snow drift in the Old Port section of Portland, Maine.

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Central Park received almost a foot of snow, as New York was spared the worst of the massive snow storm that hit the U.S. Northeast.

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A parking meter pokes out of a snow bank in Portland, Maine.

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An ambulance drives through downtown Providence, Rhode Island, as crews work to clear the roads after winter storm Nemo dumped around two feet of snow in the area.

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Nemo swamped the train station in Hoboken, New Jersey, where workers arrived immediately after the storm to get on with business as usual.

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Residents of Manhasset, New York, may not have been able to tell where they were after the storm. With street signs caked in snow, it looked less like eastern New York and more like Narnia.

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The bad news? Many drivers had to leave their cars at the side of the road after getting stuck in the storm. The good news? They might not have had to pay for parking if the meters looked anything like the ones in Boston.

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The blizzard blew through Jersey City, New Jersey, burying cars and turning the streets into a winter wonderland.

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Even hard-core bicyclists sat this one out. Bikes in Boston were left out in the cold while their owners fled inside.

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With everything closed for the snow day, this ATM in Boston shone like a beacon of hope for survival, electricity—and convenience-store snacks.

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Portland, Maine, got walloped. Here, commuters watched the blizzard from a bus-stop shelter.

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Even the rich and beautiful weren't safe in Boston, one of the areas hardest hit by the blizzard. Someone get that poor girl in the advertisement a coat!

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The old architecture of Boston's churches made the whole city look like a Christmas card, delivered two months late.

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The façade of the James A. Farley Post Office in New York City reads, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Yet New York canceled mail service on Saturday.

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Massachusetts issued a driving ban at 4 p.m. on Friday. Apparently not everyone got the message.

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You think Central Park is idyllic in springtime? Just check out how peaceful it is in the snow.