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Winter Snowstorm Gives Way to Freezing Temperatures

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The brunt of a powerful snowstorm that battered the Northeast Sunday and Monday has moved on, but its lingering impact has left airports struggling to open, thousands of travelers scrambling to reach their destinations and municipalities hustling to clean up.

From North Carolina to Maine, people are digging out from more than two feet of snow in some places.  New York City received nearly two feet of snow along with 60-mile-per-hour winds.  More than 18 inches fell in Boston.

Freezing temperatures that have moved in along the East Coast are expected to remain there through the week.  A freeze warning has been issued for parts of Florida, where temperatures could reach below freezing.

Elsewhere in the country, the West Coast is bracing for snow and rain.

Forecasters predict a blast of winter weather to roll into the Northwest Tuesday night.  Chris Collins, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Portland, Ore., said there could be heavy snow in the mountains of Oregon and Washington.

Eleven states from California to North Dakota are under a flood and-or weather warning or advisory.  Southern California, which was pounded by heavy rain last week, is expected to receive wet weather again Wednesday. 

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