Don’t let all the Instagram photos of children sledding fool you. As the region began assessing the damage from the storm, officials blamed nine deaths on the blizzard that struck the Northeastern U.S. and Canada on Friday and Saturday. Two people were killed in Boston, including a 14-year-old boy, and another two were injured from carbon monoxide poisoning. Roads in some areas remained impassable over the weekend: on Saturday, Massachusetts lifted its historic travel ban, the first of its kind imposed since the historic blizzard of 1978. In New York’s Long Island, key roads began to reopen, though some vehicles remained stuck in the snow, and the eastern half of the area’s main roadway, the Long Island Expressway, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday for snow removal.
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