NYC Bans Travel as Snowstorm Hits City
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A killer snowstorm paralyzed the East Coast on Saturday, effectively shutting down New York City and the nation's capital, while dumping as much as 3 feet of snow in other areas. At least 17 people died in the mammoth storm, which canceled thousands of flights throughout the weekend. The snow didn't seem to be slowing down for New York City, which in total was forecast to get up to 28 inches — a jump from initially modest predictions. By 7 p.m., there were 25.1 inches of snow at Central Park — the third greatest snowfall recorded at the park since 1869, the National Weather Service said. And snow was continuing to fall.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.