Residents in nine northeastern states are preparing for what forecasters say could be the most powerful winter storm to hit the region in 25 years.
A pedestrian walks into wind-driven snow in Boston, Massachusetts, Feb. 8, 2013.
Firefighters load salt onto a container in the back of their truck at a Sanitation Department depot in New York, Feb. 8, 2013.
Rasmus Thomsen of Denmark works on his computer as he waits at Boston Logan International Airport after flights were cancelled or delayed due to a massive winter storm, in Boston, Massachusetts Feb. 8, 2013.
Andre Tranchemantague, left, and Will Guerette, ski on a snow-covered road in Portland, Maine, Feb. 8, 2013.