Snow breaks records in east

The northeastern U.S. dug out from under more than two feet of snow Sunday.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | February 12, 2006


Georgia Forestry Commission firefighter and public information officer Bryon Haire inspects fire line near Okefenokee Swamp.

The northeastern U.S. dug out from under more than two feet of snow Sunday.

Air and train travel were stalled across many states. But road transportation officials said that, since the storm hit on a low-traffic day, highways were rapidly cleared of snow.

The snow in New York's Central Park was the highest since record-keeping began in 1869. The National Weather Service reported 26.9 inches of snow in the park, more than the 1947 record of 26.4 inches.

Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other mid-Atlantic states also saw heavy snowfall. Power outages were widespread, with more than 85,000 households darkened in Maryland alone.

New England faced coastal flood warnings. Residents in coastal Massachusetts could see a 2.5-foot storm surge.


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