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Visitors check on the Cloud Gate known as The Bean during a heavy snow storm at the Millennium Park in Chicago on Feb. 1, 2015.  Kamil Krzaczynski—EPA

Record Midwest Snow Raises Flash Freeze Threat

Feb 02, 2015

Snow socked the Northeast again on Monday, crippling major airports and hindering the recovery from the blizzard last week. Forecasters warned that brutal cold would follow, raising the threat of a flash freeze and an icy mess on Tuesday.

In New England, the snow on Monday fell as fast as 3 inches an hour. By early afternoon, Lunenberg, Massachusetts, had more than 13 inches — and that was on top of what still had to be cleared from the blizzard.

New York got a mix of snow and freezing rain, complicating the commute…

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