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Heavy snow -- close to a foot in some cities -- blanketed much of the Eastern Seaboard on Monday and spelled a nightmare for morning commuters battling strong winds and freezing rain.

The heaviest snow, up to 15 inches, was forecast for the heavily populated Interstate 95 corridor between Boston, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, northeast Connecticut and north into the Merrimack Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the National Weather Service said.

The storm covered the New York area in a foot of snow, and the New York City public school district declared its first snow day in five years. Read full article »

CNN's Sean Morris, Lee Garen and Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.

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