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(Bloomberg) — A historic winter storm brought Washington and New York to a standstill and snow kept falling after accumulations of more than a foot. The blizzard also knocked out power to at least 215,000, grounded more than 8,800 flights, and has been blamed for 10 deaths.

“This is very likely one of the worst storms in our history,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news briefing at the Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn. The storm could place in the top five for snowfall in records going back to 1869. “Don’t go out — or go out very briefly — and watch your kids carefully.”

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