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Updated: 1 hour 21 min ago
A 17-year-old New York boy died after being injured in a sledding accident on Long Island during the massive snowstorm, police said.
NBC's John Yang is in Portland, Maine, where snow has been falling nonstop since Tuesday morning, creating whiteout conditions.
Forecasters called for up to 2 feet of snow in New York, but as the storm went on, the actual total was just under 8 inches.
Hundreds of passengers were stranded overnight at New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports as a blizzard swept through the area.
The Northeast blizzard pounded New England with snowfall and high winds, while parts of the Massachusetts shoreline continue to fight monster waves.
New York City was prepared for the worst and virtually shut down Monday night, but the city saw less than a foot of snow.
Snow accumulation during blizzards becomes the stuff of record but how do we record the amount of snow that has fallen? NBC News' Tony Dokoupil explains the low tech way we measure snowfall.