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Windy snowstorm whips Northeast; whiteout on roads

March 27, 2014 • National News


ADDS LAST SENTENCE – A firefighter, right, lowers his head at the scene of a multi-alarm fire at a four-story brownstone in the Back Bay neighborhood near the Charles River, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Boston. A Boston city councilor said two firefighters have died in a fire that ripped through a brownstone. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — An Atlantic storm created blizzard conditions in parts of the Northeast corridor on Wednesday while whipping Maine and Massachusetts with wind gusts that fanned a Boston brownstone fire that killed two firefighters. In West Virginia, two people were killed in a traffic pileup blamed on poor visibility caused by snow.

The storm dumped up to 10 inches on Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard before pummeling eastern Maine with wind-whipped snow and gusts reaching 60 mph.

“There’s a lot of snow. It’s hard to tell how much because it’s blowing sideways outside,” said Suzannah Gale, owner of the Homeport Inn in Lubec, Login to read more

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