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Winter storms freeze the northeastern United States

Winter storms freeze the northeastern United States
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By Euronews with Reuters
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Record snowfall in Boston as blizzards bring everyday life to a halt

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Parts of the northeast of the United States are in the grip of record-breaking winter storms.

Some places in Massachusetts look like frozen ghost towns with normal life at a virtual standstill. Snowfall in Boston is at its highest since records began.

At temperatures of minus eight degrees celcius the wind chill factor took it down to minus 18 and weather experts say it could go as low as minus 23.

One woman was found frozen to death near her home in New Jersey.

But for many it is more a question of damaged property.

“This is what you worry about in this kind of weather – the roofs,” said Jeanne Delgreco. “It’s not so much the snow and the shovel, that’s bad enough, but the stuff on the roof..I worry about this. This is a new roof. It’s only four years old, but hopefully it’s going to be all right.”

The blizzard conditions also forced the cancellation of more that 1800 flights on Sunday, mainly in and out of Boston and New York.

The storms have spread as far south as Indiana and Kentucky, and forecasters say there’s more snow on the way.

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