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Blizzard Set to Slam Northeast U.S.

A man walks along in blowing snow Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J.

A man walks along in blowing snow Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J.

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A blizzard forecasters call “life-threatening” that’s set to hit the U.S. Northeast prompted more than 500 flight cancellations and threatened delays to rail and ground traffic, as well as school closings and power outages.

Northern New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and large parts of southern New England may receive as much as 36 inches (91 centimeters) of snow, the National Weather Service said. The biggest snowstorm in the city’s history was in February 2006, when 26.9 inches fell. A blizzard warning has been posted from New Jersey to Maine’s border with Canada.