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Freezing winds spell nightmare commute in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic

Millions of commuters in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic faced a nightmare commute Wednesday morning thanks to bitterly cold temperatures, high winds and the aftermath of heavy snowfall.

The snowfall ended south of Boston by 4 a.m. Wednesday, according to The Weather Channel. But in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C, where the weather had caused havoc on the Tuesday evening commute, wind chills had plummeted well below zero.

The temperature in all three cities was between 9 and 12 degrees—with wind chills as low as minus 7 in Washington. Wind gusts across the region will get up to 33 mph, the National Weather Service reported.

Residents of the region faced the prospect of digging themselves out of some heavy snowfall, the heaviest fell in Manalapan, N.J., which got 15.5 inches. A foot fell in New York City and 13.5 inches in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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