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Northeast recovering from the winter storm

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Albany/HV: Northeast recovering from the winter storm
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NORTHEAST UNITED STATES -- While the snow didn't have a huge impact on our area, that's not the case in other parts of the Northeast.

Parts of Connecticut saw total snowfall as high as 38 inches. The storm dropped snow at a furious rate of up to four or five inches an hour.

The blizzard also knocked out power to more than 635,000 customers.

The storm has resulted in a number of deaths, including a 12-year-old Boston boy who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting inside a running car to keep warm.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says the blizzard may be over in his state, but there is still a lot to be done before things are back to normal. He also says the weather forecasts helped officials prepare for what was headed their way.

Patrick said, "It's nature, so the forecast is always worrisome. You know, is it going to be as bad, is it going to come when it's forecast and is it going to last as long? The forecasting here was pretty extraordinarily accurate and that helped, but it's not over. I mean, the storm is over. The recovery is what people will be focused on. They want to get back to their routines. We understand that and we have a lot of work still to do."

Massachusetts authorities issued a mandatory evacuation order Saturday for some coastal residents over fears of flooding and high winds.

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