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Blizzard Slams Northeast, Four Dead And Thousands Without Power

Chima Simone |
February 9, 2013 | 12:34 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

Overnight in Connecticut, snow fell at a rate of up to five to six inches per hour and the storm caused three deaths in the state. An 80-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while clearing her driveway, and a 40-year-old man collapsed while shoveling snow. One man, 73, slipped outside his home and was found dead on Saturday. Photo Credit, Chris Steph.
Overnight in Connecticut, snow fell at a rate of up to five to six inches per hour and the storm caused three deaths in the state. An 80-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while clearing her driveway, and a 40-year-old man collapsed while shoveling snow. One man, 73, slipped outside his home and was found dead on Saturday. Photo Credit, Chris Steph.
A massive winter snow storm buried some areas in nearly three feet of snow and left more than 700,000 people without heat and power as it blanketed the US Northeast. Reuters also reports the blizzard has lead to at least four deaths.

One of the victims was an 11-year-old Boston boy who was helping his father shovel out their car buried in the snow. He died from carbon monoxide poisoning after he sought relief from the cold in the running car. Emergency personnel believe the car's exhaust was blocked by snow, causing the carbon monoxide fumes to back up in the car.

READ MORE: Northeast U.S. Hit By Massive Blizzard 

The storm has affected more than 25 million people from New Jersey to Maine, but Massachusetts and Connecticut were the hardest hit areas with the most snowfall totaling 38 inches in Milford, Connecticut.

Officials have cautioned residents to remain indoors and off the roads to ease the clean-up.

 

 

Read in-depth coverage of the winter storm aftermath here.

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