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Icy air, snow of nor’easter socking East

Posted: January 3, 2014 at 2:48 a.m.

A morning commuter walks against blowing snow Thursday in Chicago. More than a foot of snow was forecast for some areas in the Northeast overnight Thursday into today, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, according to the National Weather Service.

A strong winter storm slammed the Northeast with stiff winds and punishing cold on Thursday, dumping nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the region and threatening more.

      
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A tractor-trailer overturned Thursday on Molly Pitcher Highway south of Chambersburg, Pa., during the year’s first snowstorm.... (By: MARKELL DeLOATCH) (Credit: AP)

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