Digging out: Extreme cold grips snowy Northeast

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm •  Published: January 3, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — At least 16 deaths have been blamed on a winter storm that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in finger-numbing temperatures in parts of the Northeast.

Light, fluffy snow meant an easier time digging out than it might have been Friday. The storm has caused just a few thousand power outages.

But the bone-chilling cold could mean a risk of frostbite for anyone who spends more than a few minutes outside.

Wellington Ferreira has been clearing a snowy sidewalk in front of a Somerville, Mass., restaurant. He says: "My ears are frozen."

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