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Major blizzards in U.S. history

POSTED: 08:39 AM PST Feb 07, 2013    UPDATED: 05:32 AM PST Jan 02, 2014 

As the Northeast prepares to get pummeled by snow, check out the major blizzards in U.S. history.

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Feb. 5-7, 1978: The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hits the region with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall at the rate of four inches an hour. Boston would receive a record 27.1 inches of snow, while Providence, R.I., also broke a record with 27.6 inches. The storm was blamed for about 100 deaths and 4,500 injuries in the region while also causing more than $520 million in damages.

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