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WINTER STORM BURIES ROADS IN NEW ENGLAND

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Windblown snow buried roads and made travel nearly impossible Monday in northern New England, and frigid temperatures coupled with bracing winds sent the homeless crowding into shelters throughout the East Coast.

High winds from a winter storm that dumped up to 2 feet of snow in northern Maine and 8 inches in Vermont over the weekend made driving treacherous. Gusts of up to 50 mph were reported in some areas.The National Weather Service said a strong northerly wind and "blizzard-like conditions" buried much of the area in shoulder-high drifts and packed a wind chill factor that made it feel like 20 degrees below zero.

New Hampshire, where temperatures were in the single digits, also reported blowing snow and bitterly cold wind chills.

Icy winds also whipped the mid-Atlantic states, locking most of the region into temperatures in the high teens and low 20s.