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Winter Dealing Northeast Nasty Start to 2014

BOSTON -- A snow storm blew into the northeast bringing deep piles of snow, travel problems and below freezing temperatures. The northeast is getting slammed but Massachusetts is one of the hardest hit areas.
BOSTON -- A snow storm blew into the northeast bringing deep piles of snow, travel problems and below freezing temperatures. 

Crews in Boston are working around the clock,  building mountains of snow as they try to keep up with the winter storm.
The northeast is getting slammed but Massachusetts is one of the hardest hit areas.

"We're talking 12-18 and a couple of spots we're talking two feet of total snow," points out Eric Fisher, Chief Meteorologist at WBZ-TV in Boston.

These French tourists picked the wrong time to visit.  "We like Boston, but it's snowy and windy."

The storm is forcing airlines to cancel flights and conditions are so dangerous in Boston planes are grounded at Logan Airport.
Driving conditions aren't much better with cars slipping and sliding.  New York's Governor shutdown the busy Long Island Expressway.
In New Jersey, even the plow drivers are having problems.

Reporter: "How were the roads?"
"Bad."
"Were you slipping?"
"Yeah."
"Tell me about it."
"Spinning out."

Across the region temperatures are plummeting.
"With sub-zero temperatures, you worry about frostbite.  You worry about hypothermia.  It doesn't take long for those symptoms to come on," warns Chief James Hooley of Boston EMS.

That's why officials are warning people who want to get out and enjoy the new snow to be careful.


(Marlie Hall, CBS News)


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