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Digging out: Extreme cold grips snowy Northeast

3:06 PM, Jan 3, 2014   |    comments
A car lies buried under snow on Veterans Road after an overnight winter storm Jan. 3, 2014 in Winthrop, Mass. The storm began mid day Thursday and has affected millions across much of the Northeast with heavy snow causing thousands of cancelled flights and bringing coastal flooding. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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BOSTON (AP) - At least 13 deaths have been blamed on a winter storm that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in finger-numbing temperatures in parts of the Northeast.  

Light, fluffy snow meant an easier time digging out than it might have been Friday. The storm has caused just a few thousand power outages.  

But the bone-chilling cold could mean a risk of frostbite for anyone who spends more than a few minutes outside.  

Wellington Ferreira has been clearing a snowy sidewalk in front of a Somerville, Mass., restaurant. He says: "My ears are frozen."  

Wind chills around New England are reported as low as negative-20. Forecasters warn it could be just as bad into Saturday.  

Temperatures in the Northeast are expected to rise above freezing this weekend before the arrival of another blast of frigid air already affecting the Midwest.

The Associated Press

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