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Millions Hunker Down For Blizzard

Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas.

Blizzard warnings stretch from northeastern Virginia to New York City, with much of the worst still to come throughout the day Saturday.

Two feet or more of snowfall was forecast for Washington and Baltimore, and nearly as much for Philadelphia.

As heavy, wet snow began falling Friday, grocery shelves were stripped, states of emergency were declared, lawmakers went home, and schools, government offices and transit systems closed early. At least 7,600 flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been canceled.

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