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Killer Storm: 9 Deaths Blamed On Winter Blast As Snow Piles Up

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January 03, 2014 AT 6:35 AM
The massive winter storm continuing to dump snow across the Northeast and ushering in dangerously cold temperatures has turned deadly. According to The Associated Press, the treacherous conditions have led to at least nine deaths in the eastern United States. Fatal traffic accidents occurred in Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Authorities said a woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease froze to death after she wandered away from her rural western New York home. And in suburban Philadelphia, as the storm approached, a worker at a salt storage facility was killed when a 100-foot-tall pile of road salt fell and crushed him.