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Storm knocks out power for thousands, evacuations likely

A powerful blizzard is pummeling Massachusetts tonight with heavy snow and howling winds as residents hunker down in their homes. The potentially historic storm is expected to continue into the morning, dumping more than 2 feet of snow in some areas, whipping winds up to 70 miles per hour, and battering the coast with giant waves. Incidents of lightning and thunder were reported south of Boston.

Utilities reported about 250,000 power outages this evening as winds downed tree limbs and wires.

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