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Bert Johnson takes a break while clearing snow from a bus-stop bench outside the apartment complex where he lives in Portland, Maine, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Residents are digging out after a blizzard dumped a record 31.9 inches of snow on the city. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Northeast digs out from blizzard

The Northeast is digging itself out of a blizzard that dumped up to 40 inches of

snow with hurricane force winds, killing at least nine people and

leaving about half a million customers without power.