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New England begins the big dig-out after an epic storm
Payloaders clear snow from the Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning. More than 2½ feet of snow fell on Long Island.
John Silver shovels snow between buried cars in front of his home on Third Street in South Boston.
Things to know about the big storm

More than 650,000 lost power in New England. Even the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth, Mass., had to shut down and turn to backup generators.

Gusts hit 82 mph, but outages could have been worse. With leaves gone, damage to power lines from falling branches was less than it might have been.

At least eight people have died. The deaths include three in Canada and an 11-year-old boy who died in Boston of carbon monoxide in a running car as his father tried to shovel it free.

More than 3 feet of snow fell in Connecticut. Maine and Long Island recorded 30-plus inches, with Massachusetts and New Hampshire not far behind.

Air travel is coming back. Flights started landing at JFK in New York City on Saturday morning, and Boston’s Logan hoped to open partially by 11 p.m. Saturday.

It was all too much for the postal service. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers ... ” was canceled when New England delivery was halted.

Where snowmobiles became rescue vehicles: Despite warnings and highway closings, hundreds of drivers were stranded on Long Island.

NBA road trips were extended. The Knicks were stuck in Minnesota, the Spurs hunkered down in Detroit and the Brooklyn Nets took the train home from Washington.

How sandy victims were hit again: Staten Islanders without power had only a tent shelter and tarps for protection.

Yes, Michael Kors wore Uggs to Fashion Week. “I came in looking like Pam Anderson,” the designer joked after trading up for black leather boots in New York.

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Payloaders clear snow from the Long Island Expressway on Saturday morning. More than 2½ feet of snow fell on Long Island.
John Silver shovels snow between buried cars in front of his home on Third Street in South Boston.
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