Big dig-out begins

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The Independent Online
New York - The north-east United States began digging out yesterday from the blizzard that buried airports, roads and cars, Reuter reports. At least 41 deaths were blamed on the storm. The federal government in Washington remained closed for the second day because of the weather, as did schools in New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

A record 30in of snow fell in Philadelphia and more than 20in accumulated in Manhattan's Central Park.