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New York’s Cuomo Declares State of Emergency Amid Snow

February 08, 2013

(Corrects governor’s first name in first paragraph.)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency as a powerful snowstorm raked the East Coast.

Kennedy International Airport in Queens will close due to the storm at 6 p.m. local time, Cuomo said today in a news briefing.

New York City subway lines may suspend surface operations after 8 p.m., said Thomas Prendergast, acting executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Merelman at

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