Winter storm pounds Northeast; big cities spared the worst

Some 50 million people Tuesday from Washington to Maine pounded by a rare late-winter nor’easter.

(SOUND BITE) NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, SAYING:

“Mother Nature is an unpredictable lady.”

Winter storm Stella sparing areas expected to get potentially record-breaking snow, like New York City.

(SOUND BITE) NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, SAYING:

“The storm is not delivering as much snow as forecasted at all.”

While upstate New York and parts of New England got the worst of it. Thousands dealing with power outages in places like Boston.

(SOUND BITE) MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER, SAYING:

“People need to remember to take it easy out there and not over exert themselves when it’s time to clean up.”

The storm flooding city streets along the New Jersey shore. And areas of Pennsylvania were hit with two feet of snow. Airlines canceling more than 6,000 flights across the United States.

The National Weather Service saying such a storm is rare for so late in the winter, especially after unusually mild weather in the last two months.

D.C.’s celebrated cherry trees encased in ice now. The National Park Service saying if it gets down to 24 degrees in Washington, 90 percent of the cherry blossoms could be lost.

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