Record Snowstorms Continue to Batter Northeast

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Wintery weather has continued to wallop the Northeast this year. Cities from Washington, D.C. to New York and beyond were buried again in heavy snow Thursday.

The storm dumped as much as one foot of snow in some areas, shutting down roads, cancelling flights and knocking out power to thousands of people.

Throughout the Interstate 95 corridor, the story was the same -- nightmarish accounts of being stuck on roads in blizzard-like conditions.

In and around Washington, D.C., the icy mix of rain and snow left more than 300,000 residents without power.

Near Baltimore, stranded drivers sat along Interstate 83, which was shut down through Thursday morning for nearly 12 hours.

Farther north, in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, there's little space left to even haul the snow.

"We were at the point we were running out of room," said Eddie Callahan, of the Massachusetts Department of Public Works. "So now, the name of the game is consolidation."

So far this winter:

  •  Boston has received more than 50 inches of snow.
  •  In central Massachusetts, the city of Worcester took in 49.3 inches.
  •  Providence has seen 31.7 inches.
  •  New York City has received 36 inches since mid-December.

Despite complaints from some parents, the winter weather means another snow day for some students.

"We had a couple of staff members almost slide into a ditch," said Rick Caple, transportation director of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. "One almost hit a tree."

The worst of the winter weather may not be over yet. Since mid-December, snow has fallen eight times in the New York region -- about once every five days. More snow is forecast for the weekend.

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