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Diminishing storm blows to Northeast

Posted: December 28, 2012 at 1:41 a.m.

Desiree Smith, 13, and Madison Garza, 7, both of San Diego, build a snowman Thursday in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where the girls and their families were visiting relatives. The two had never seen snow before and built their first snowman.

A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people across the eastern half of the country plodded across the Northeast on Thursday, trapping airliners in snow or mud and frustrating travelers still trying to return home after Christmas.

Snow whips into Northeast, delivering snow, rain

A powerful winter storm is hitting the Northeast on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, one day after it hammered the Midwest and Plains. Snowfall could top a foot in some areas. (By The Associated Press)
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