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Heavy storm brings snow, disruption to US North-east

Published on Feb 5, 2014 7:47 PM

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A heavy winter storm that could dump up to a foot (30cm) of snow bore down on the US East Coast on Wednesday, prompting a state of emergency in New Jersey and the closure of some schools.

Areas from the lower Great Lakes eastward through central New England should see ample snowfall before the system moves out to sea by Wednesday evening, said meteorologist Rich Thompson with the National Weather Service.

A day after the storm pounded the nation's mid-section, there was a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain hitting a swath north of Washington, DC, through New York City, with building snowfall in Boston and parts of New England, he said.

"It's going to be a mess," he said. "The heavy snow is going to be up toward Boston and inland from the Coast."

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