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Polar Vortex Brings Snow and Cold Weather to U.S. East

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask and carrying an umbrella walks near Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York on May 8.

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask and carrying an umbrella walks near Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York on May 8.

Photographer: John Lamparski/Getty Images

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Providence, R.I. (AP) -- Mother’s Day weekend got off to an unseasonably snowy start in the Northeast on Saturday thanks to the polar vortex bringing cold air down from the north.

Some higher elevation areas in northern New York and New England reported snowfall accumulations of up to 10 inches, while traces of snow were seen along the coast from Maine to Boston to as far south as Manhattan.