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NYC and Boston Brace For Heavy Snow as Bomb Cyclone Strikes

  • Region’s strongest storm this winter also bringing high wind
  • Flights canceled, plows deployed as residents told to stay put
People walk through the snow in New York City on Jan. 28.
People walk through the snow in New York City on Jan. 28.Photographer: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

The Northeast’s strongest storm yet this winter reached New York City Friday night, capping a day in which airlines canceled flights, cities readied their plows and officials urged residents to ride out the snow and high winds at home.

The storm was expected to drop 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 centimeters) of snow on New York City, while raking the area with high winds that would intensify Saturday. Long Island could get as many as 18 inches, according to the National Weather Service, while Boston faced two feet of powder.