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New England Digs Out, Preps for Valentine's Storm


The latest big snowstorm in the East is expected to wind down Friday, but it's leaving behind stalled mass transit, closed schools, and piles of snow officials don't quite know what to do with.

Across the Northeast, this record-setting winter just won't quit.

"This is my fourth double shift in a row," Connecticut Sno Go driver Steve Mustakos said.

There's so much snow accumulation in Massachusetts, the National Guard has to help.

Boston is running out of places to put it all. The mounting snow piles have become a danger for drivers and pedestrians.

"It's hard. It's like an obstacle course over here," Boston resident Kat Racazak told CBS station WBZ-TV.

Boston's public transit system was forced to close Friday, and some communities are considering dumping mountains of snow into the ocean.

The massive snow accumulation was just too much for many roofs. In New Hampshire, two men were trying to sweep snow off a gas station canopy when it fell over onto an SUV. Remarkably, no one was hurt.

Fire departments have had to dig out hydrants.

"Seconds do count in a house fire or any kind of fire," Deputy Chief Steve Zaferakis, with the Moyers Corners, New York Fire Department, said.

And there are new warnings Friday morning about frigid temperatures moving as far south as Georgia. Amazingly, forecasters say there may be another blizzard in the wings for weary New Englanders: a Valentine's Day storm.

"I'm a little bit nervous," Marshfield, Massachusetts, resident Konrad Eder said. "We have some damage here and the next storm will definitely be worse."

Workers are scrambling to shore up battered beaches along the Massachusetts coast, where the next few days could see hurricane force winds.

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