Winter storm Hercules pummels East Coast

Winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly two feet of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions.

Daryl Santos, 27, of Los Angeles, Calif., walks through a park while experiencing a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014,  inPortland, Maine. White-out conditions and a temperature of 0 degrees F greeted Santos on his first trip to the East Coast. Compared to southern California, 'it's an intense change," he said.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Daryl Santos, 27, of Los Angeles, Calif., walks through a park while experiencing a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, inPortland, Maine. White-out conditions and a temperature of 0 degrees F greeted Santos on his first trip to the East Coast. Compared to southern California, 'it's an intense change," he said. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

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