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BOSTON — A howling storm across the U.S. Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in up to 3 feet (0.9 metres) of snow Saturday, stranding drivers on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn’t open their doors. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity.

Airlines cancelled more than 5,300 flights through Saturday. The three major airports serving New York City were allowing some flights to land Saturday morning. Boston’s Logan Airport expected to reopen Saturday afternoon. Across the region, flights were expected to be back on close to normal schedules on Sunday.

At least seven deaths were blamed on the storm, including three in Canada. The Boston fire department said an 11-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning Saturday after being overcome as he sat in a running car to keep warm…

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