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'Punxsutawney Phil' Says Spring Is Coming

Groundhog handler Ben Hughes and Punxsutawney Phil earlier this morning. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Groundhog handler Ben Hughes and Punxsutawney Phil earlier this morning.

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As much of the nation digs out from one of the worst blizzards in years, there's this bit of hopeful news from Pennsylvania:

"Punxsutawney Phil" did not see his shadow — which if you believe in the Groundhog Day legend, means we'll have an early spring.

Many are surely hoping he's right.

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET: NPR's Double Take 'Toons has its own humorous views of Punxsutawney Phil.