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    PHOTOS: Powerful Spring Snowstorm Lashes East, Cuts Power

    By By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    March 29, 2014, 1:57:46 AM EDT

    Mother Nature proceeds to show no mercy, as only a few days after the official start of spring, the East Coast was blasted with yet another major snowstorm.

    Spanning from Virginia up through New England and parts of Atlantic Canada, the system brought snow to regions in Maryland and Washington, D.C., before heading up the coast and slamming Cape Cod, Mass., with blizzard conditions. Areas throughout the region were covered with 4 to 6 inches of snow at the end of the storm with the largest totals in Nantucket with 9.5 inches.

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    Grounding flights, causing traffic accidents and knocking out power to nearly 7,000 people throughout Massachusetts, the storm was accompanied by howling winds that gusted up to 83 mph in Nantucket.

    Wind gusts up to 45 mph from the storm also aided in fueling a nine-alarm fire in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood that killed two firefighters and injured at least a dozen.

    As the storm moved out of the United States and into Atlantic Canada, the Maritimes and western Newfoundland, sustained winds gusted between 45 and 55 mph, accompanied by nearly one foot of snow in some areas.


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    Have questions, comments, or a story to share? Email Kristen Rodman at Kristen.Rodman@accuweather.com, follow her on Twitter @Accu_Kristen or Google+. Follow us @breakingweather, or on Facebook and Google+.

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