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Plodding storm moves on after causing closures along Eastern seaboard

A group of Canada Geese fly over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. They were clustered near a tiny patch of open water on the river. Weather permitting, many Canada geese stay in Minnesota throughout the winter months although most migrate south. Single-digit lows and below-zero wind chills are predicted to persist through Wednesday in Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Ben Garvin)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After days of bringing snow and ice to half the country, a wintry storm has at last made its way out of New England.

The storm that covered parts of North Texas in ice over the weekend and dumped snow on the mid-Atlantic region caused messy travel conditions and government closures on the Eastern seaboard Tuesday.

Parts of New England saw up to seven centimetres of snow, while Philadelphia got five centimetres a couple days after a surprise 20-centimetre snowfall.

Early-morning snowfall in Washington prompted the federal government to tell non-emergency employees to stay home even if the storm's last hurrah was less fierce than had been feared.

Forecasters say, however, more wintry weather could be on the way for the region this weekend.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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