A man clears snow from a sidewalk in Brooklyn, N.Y., following a snowstorm that left up to 7 inches of snow Friday.
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Snowmen sit in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Roads are being cleared, and many school systems are closed after a storm blew through the region overnight.
Travelers leave the Back Bay train and subway station in Boston. Dangerously cold temperatures are predicted for the rest of the day.
Winds whip snow from the beach across Winthrop Shore Drive in Winthrop, Mass.
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Joggers run through snow-covered Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C.
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A worker clears snow from a stairway at the Astoria Boulevard subway station in Queens, N.Y. New York City public schools were closed Friday after up to 7 inches of snow fell.
A man and his dog contend with blowing snow in Brooklyn.
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Ice from breaking waves coats a house along the shore in Scituate, Mass.
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The blast of winter weather that dumped 2 feet of snow in some parts of the Northeast and New England was being blamed for at least 13 deaths as of Friday afternoon.
And while the storm, as we said earlier, was heading off into the Canadian Maritimes and out to sea, it was continuing to cause massive disruptions for travelers. As of 5:20 p.m. ET, according to FlightAware.com, 2,706 flights within, into or out of the U.S. had been canceled Friday. That was on top of Thursday's 2,373 cancellations. More than 5,651 flights had been delayed across the nation. FlightAware's "Misery Map" is here.
The deaths, according to The Associated Press, included traffic-related fatalities in New York, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. In Byron, N.Y., just south of Rochester, "a 71-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease froze to death after she wandered away from her rural home," the AP says.
— "A blustering post-Christmas snowstorm that has dropped nearly 2 feet of snow just north of Boston, shut down major highways in New York and forced U.S. airlines to cancel thousands of flights nationwide is continuing its bitter cold journey through the Northeast." (The Associated Press)
— "The first winter storm of 2014 hit Massachusetts Thursday, bringing with it nearly two feet of snow in some areas, gusting winds and frigid temperatures. Wind-whipped, fluffy snow continued to fall across the state, buffeted by wind gusts at around 40 miles per hour." (Boston's WBUR)
— "New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the Long Island Expressway to be shut down throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties at midnight Friday in order to facilitate snow removal. Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley was closed at 5 p.m. Both are expected to reopen at 5 a.m. Friday, conditions permitting. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie said all non-essential state workers should stay home on Friday." (New York's WNYC)
— "Two low pressure systems combined to drop anywhere from several inches up to 8 inches of snow on the Philadelphia region overnight, forcing closure of the city schools and many other districts in the area." (Philly.com)
— "Gusting winds, blowing snow and plummeting temperature chased [Pittsburgh-area] commuters home on Thursday evening over slick roads snarled with dozens of traffic accidents that began piling up soon after the snow did." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The good news, according to the National Weather Service, is that the heavy snowfall "should wind down this morning across the Northeastern U.S. ... Accumulations should continue throughout the morning across coastal sections of New England before winding down as the strengthening surface low exits into the Canadian maritimes."
The bad news includes the thousands more flights that have already been delayed or canceled because of the storm. FlightAware.com says that as of 6:30 a.m. ET, 1,458 flights into or out of the U.S. had already been canceled for today. And 340 of the day's flights had already been delayed.
On Thursday, according to FlightAware, 2,366 flights into or out of the U.S. canceled and another 7,480 were delayed.