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Massive Winter Storm Reaches Northeastern United States

A massive winter storm that left more than 300,000 people in the southeastern United States without power is moving across the mid-Atlantic and northeastern parts of the country.

The storm has dumped dozens of centimeters of snow across the Washington, D.C. area Thursday. Residents in some areas outside Washington have reported up to 46 centimeters of snow. The federal government is closed, along with dozens of local government offices and school districts.

In North and South Carolina, the storm made roads and major highways impassible, forcing many drivers to abandon their vehicles. Forecasters said the Carolinas were expected to receive over 20 centimeters of ice and snow through Thursday morning, after being pummeled with a wintry mix most of Wednesday.

The weather has caused thousands of flight cancellations, stranding scores of passengers at airports.

At least a dozens deaths have been blamed on the storm, including three people killed when an ambulance skidded off an icy road in Texas.

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