Transcript for Blizzard of 2013: Record Breaking Snow Fall Cripples New England
blizzard of 2013. 45 million americans digging out from the snow. And after hurricane-strength winds drove that storm through, the next system on the way. Sam champion on that shortly. But first, the pictures tonight. Across a half-dozen states, images like this. This guy's snow blower almost completely disappearing. This, so common today. Trying to get the cars that just vanished from the snow. Look at this behind me. One family put the camera on their back deck, once we speed it up, look at how quickly it covered the lens. This from nasa, two systems coming together to create this massive blizzard. Look at the northeast there. Disappearing under a massive storm. Of course the numbers telling the story tonight. At least four dead, including one child. At the storm's peak, more than 650,000 without power. More than 5300 flights canceled. Countless cars trapped. Our extreme weather team. We lead off with meteorologist ginger zee who was in boston. New england, hit hardest by the storm. Ginger, you're almost buried in the snow. Reporter: Almost waist deep. Look at these big steps that i have to take, one of the countless snow drifts here in boston. This city, officially, had almost 25 inches of snow, making at this time fifth largest snowfall in boston weather history. Tell the snow to go away. Reporter: The snow. The howling winds. The angry ocean. Tonight, new england's monster blizzard is well out to sea. But in its wake, horrendous winds. Still battering the coast. Waves lashing homes. This woman had to be rescue from her home. For those in its path it was a back-breaking saturday spent digging out. 11 million woke up to over 2 feet. In portland, maine, it was the biggest snowfall, ever, at least 32 inches. Tonight, at least four deaths are being blamed on the storm. One 11-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide pooning. After keeping warm in family car. His dad was digging the car out. It was crippling. Leaving cars in tuned. Wind gusts peaked above 70 miles an hour. Still, tonight, almost 600,000 without power. Crews from canada rushed in to help. Standing in the north end of boston, the street is very busy with people checking out the storm. As worcester was buried a miracle at 3:00 a.M., At the peak of the storm the national guard helped deliver this baby. There's a street behind me. Now, that ban that was in place for 24 hours, has been lifted. People can drive and drive safely here in boston.
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