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Massachusetts prepares ahead of major storm

Emergency plans are being reviewed, out-of-state utility crews are en route to lend a hand, officials are canceling school, and residents are flocking to stores for shovels and other essentials, as the Bay State girds for a potentially historic storm that could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas, while winds howl and heavy waves pound the coast.

In what appeared to be the epitome of the frenzy to prepare, so many people were stocking up for the storm in Salem today that the fire department responded to the Market Basket supermarket for storm-related overcrowding, a fire official said.

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