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Parts of the country dig out of as much as 42 cm of snow, while Florida cleans up after a possible tornado

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Sunday, December 15, 2013, 3:48 PM -

A weekend storm that dumped 30 cm or more of snow in parts of the U.S. Northeast made ski area operators happy, but travellers were still dealing with slippery roads and flight cancellations Sunday. 

Snowfall in the region ranged from 5 to 20 cm in Connecticut and Rhode Island to almost 27.5 cm in northern Massachusetts and nearly 42.5 cm on Maine's southern coast, according to the National Weather Service. 

Car accidents were reported across the region, including a crash in central Pennsylvania that killed two people late Saturday morning. 

Airports were also trying to get back to normal after hundreds of flight cancellations. Many morning flights at Logan International Airport in Boston and other airports in the region were cancelled, but most afternoon flights were listed as on time. 


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Flights in the New York City area, which received significant snowfall totals, were taking off on schedule Sunday. New York City's Central Park Zoo recorded 15 cm of snow Saturday, while Westchester County in suburban New York netted 19 cm. 

The snow turned to rain in the metropolitan area overnight and left behind a coating of ice, resulting in slick sidewalks and roadways. 

Mount Sunapee ski area in Newbury, New Hampshire, got a fresh 33 cm of snow and a big skier turnout Sunday morning, said marketing director Bruce McCloy. 

Utility companies reported only scattered power outages in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island and a few hundred total in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. 

And while a large part of the country was dealing with a major winter storm, it was a different story in Florida.


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A possible tornado touched down Saturday in Palm Coast. 

A Flagler County sheriff official says the wind event struck just before 7 p.m, damaging homes and downing power lines. More than 2200 people lost electricity. 

The National Weather Service is expected to investigate the damage Sunday to determine whether a twister actually touched down. 

With files from The Associated Press

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