East Coast Storm Strands Travelers

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A powerful East Coast storm stranded thousands of would-be air, rail and road travelers Monday, shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day.

More than two feet of snow had fallen in some areas by Monday morning.

New York took the brunt of a storm that also made its way to the rest of the East Coast over the Christmas weekend. States of emergency were declared in at least six states.

Hundreds of air travellers were forced to spend the night at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports

The storm buried New England under more than a foot of snow, stranding travelers and knocking out power to thousands.

Many popular cities across the country, normally bustling with workers, were deserted. In Connecticut, state workers had a furlough day. In Boston, the financial district was nearly empty and roads coming into the city were wide open.

Airports in Boston, Manchester, N.H., and Portland, Maine, remained opened but were largely deserted Monday morning, as flights throughout the country were delayed by the massive East Coast blizzard.

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