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A heavy snowstorm hit the business capital of the United States, crippling airports and trunk roads, and giving school students an unscheduled day off.

A heavy snowstorm hit the business capital of the United States, crippling airports and trunk roads, and giving school students an unscheduled day off.

© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevA heavy snowstorm hit the business capital of the United States, crippling airports and trunk roads, and giving school students an unscheduled day off.
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A heavy snowstorm hit the business capital of the United States, crippling airports and trunk roads, and giving school students an unscheduled day off.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevIn some areas of New York, the thickness of the snow that fell overnight reached 40 cm.
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In some areas of New York, the thickness of the snow that fell overnight reached 40 cm.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevHundreds of snowplows have been out on the streets since early morning.
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Hundreds of snowplows have been out on the streets since early morning.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevAccording to a preliminary estimate, the city’s treasury will have to shell out $0.5 million to clear up the aftermath of the snowfall.
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According to a preliminary estimate, the city’s treasury will have to shell out $0.5 million to clear up the aftermath of the snowfall.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevAll schools and most government offices have been closed, with employees given a day off. The United Nations headquarters also suspended its work because of the bad weather.
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All schools and most government offices have been closed, with employees given a day off. The United Nations headquarters also suspended its work because of the bad weather.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated that every inch of the snow that has fallen on the city this week will cost the city $1 million.
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimated that every inch of the snow that has fallen on the city this week will cost the city $1 million.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevMost of New Yorkers heeded Mayor Bloomberg’s appeal, and used public transport instead of digging out their cars from under snow.
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Most of New Yorkers heeded Mayor Bloomberg’s appeal, and used public transport instead of digging out their cars from under snow.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevAs an exception, the police will not fine those who left their cars on the streets at the time designated for snow removal works, which is from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
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As an exception, the police will not fine those who left their cars on the streets at the time designated for snow removal works, which is from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevSuch snowstorms are not rare in the United States.
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Such snowstorms are not rare in the United States.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevScientists blame the global warming and a drastic climate change in the world for these weather extremes.
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Scientists blame the global warming and a drastic climate change in the world for these weather extremes.
© Sputnik / Dmitriy GornostaevExactly four years ago New York was virtually buried under tons of snow. Snowdrifts were up to 70 cm high in Central Park. All local airports closed down.
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Exactly four years ago New York was virtually buried under tons of snow. Snowdrifts were up to 70 cm high in Central Park. All local airports closed down.
© RIA Novosti . Dmitriy GornostaevA snowstorm in Washington, D.C. broke a record as well. After strong blizzards, the thickness of snow on the East Coast reached 139.4 cm, a record for the past 110 years.
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A snowstorm in Washington, D.C. broke a record as well. After strong blizzards, the thickness of snow on the East Coast reached 139.4 cm, a record for the past 110 years.
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