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Major blizzards in U.S. history

Published On: Feb 07 2013 08:39:34 AM PST   Updated On: Jan 02 2014 05:32:56 AM PST

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

Chicago blizzard
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John Gress/Reuters

Feb. 1-2, 2011: Also known as the "Groundhog Day Blizzard," this storm dumped up to two feet of snow in parts of Chicago, shutting down the city's famed Lake Shore Drive. Record snow totals were reported in Boston and Baltimore, and Blackhawk helicopters and Humvees had to be brought in to rescue motorists stranded on closed interstates. Damages exceeded $1 billion.

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