NORTHEAST STILL REELING FROM BLIZZARD

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Feb. 11, 2013

NEW YORK CITY – As the blizzard caused by winter storm Nemo left the North East and people are forced to dig up to 40 inches of snow Saturday morning, a new winter storm system named Orko is dumping up to 15 inches of snow across seven states in the upper Midwest.

Weather reports said most of Orko’s fury will be felt along the states of Dakota and Minnesota.

So far, winter storm Nemo has left 9 people dead, including a 14-year-old boy from Boston.

Most streets that have been buried under snow have been cleared.

About 90 percent of two towns in Massachusetts are still without power.

In Hamden, Connecticut, some streets were buried under 40 inches of snow – It was a challenge for snow plowers to clear the streets.

In Manhattan, Central Park has turned into a winter wonderland – the best day for sledding and photography in one of the world’s largest urban public parks.

Elmhurst, NY resident Judy Villacillo said, “The view all around Central Park is really beautiful. After the blizzard, I really enjoyed it.”

Residents here are thankful that New York City was spared.

“I’m glad the impact wasn’t that hard,” said Woodside, NY resident Louise Garces.

Mixed with little bit of rain and temperatures expected to rise well above freezing Monday, today may be the last day to see Central Park in all its white glory until the next winter season.

You may contact Don Tagala at don_tagala@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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