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Snowstorm hits NYC, Boston; 1 to 3 Feet Feared

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BOSTON (AP) - A storm forecasters warn could be a blizzard for the history books has begun battering the New York-to-Boston corridor, knocking out power to thousands of people.
    
The region's roughly 25 million people fought blizzard-like conditions Friday night, with swirling snow and freezing rain. More than 118,000 homes and businesses have lost electricity, mostly in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
    
The National Weather Service says 3 inches of snow has fallen in Boston but parts of southeast Massachusetts have 6 inches and central Rhode Island has 8.
    
The snowstorm has grounded flights at New York City airports amid predictions of 1 to 3 feet of snow.
    
From New Jersey to Maine, shoppers crowded into supermarkets and hardware stores to buy food, shovels and generators.
    
Snowfall is blamed for a 19-car pileup that caused minor injuries in Cumberland, Maine.

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