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February 13th, 2014
09:19 PM ET

Massive storm leaves at least 16 dead

At least 16 deaths are being blamed on the massive storm, including a pregnant woman who was killed in New York by a private snow plow as she was loading groceries into her car. Her unborn baby was delivered by C-section and is in critical condition.

More than 600 thousand homes are still without power as snow and ice have knocked down trees and power lines.

Icy runways and poor visibility have led to at least seven thousand flight cancellations, leaving more than a million air travelers stranded by the storm.

Most major cities on the east coast were shut down, but New York city public schools were open and many residents weren't happy about it. Mayor Bill DeBlasio defended his decision claiming it was an unexpected forecast, but that didn't add up to NBC's Al Roker who blasted the mayor on Twitter.

"How dare @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools throw NWS – (the national weather service) under the school bus. Forecast was on time and on the money"

CNN's Zain Asher is in New York with more OutFront.


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