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Dangerous cold grips east

Parts of the northeast declared a civil emergency Thursday after dangerously cold temperatures and a winter storm pummeled the area.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | January 15, 2004

Parts of the northeast declared a civil emergency Thursday after dangerously cold temperatures and a winter storm pummeled the area.

Gusting winds and snow coupled with below-zero temperatures made for wind chills up to 50 below zero. Snow was blowing and drifting through the morning rush hour for several mid-Atlantic states.

Maine Gov. John Baldacci declared a civil emergency because of the extreme cold.

Bitter cold was forecast to remain through the weekend.

New York City saw five inches of snow, and the wind chill Thursday night there was expected to be 20 below.

In the Midwest, heavy snow was the issue. Ten inches of snow fell in Detroit Wednesday, and parts of Michigan were already under another foot of snow before the new storm arrived.


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