Now Comes The Digging Out

Winter Storm

It'll be a day of digging out across the Northeast, after a weekend blizzard that dumped more than three feet of snow in parts of Massachusetts. The storm has been blamed on at least 14 deaths. In Massachusetts, Governor Mitt Romney has asked nonessential state workers in the eastern part of the state to stay home. Many schools have canceled classes. The storm also has delayed by a day the start of the high-profile sex abuse trial against defrocked priest Paul Shanley in Boston. In addition to Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island have declared states of emergency. Two communities in Massachusetts -- Salem and Plymouth -- tied for the deepest snow with 38 inches each. Parts of New Hampshire got two feet, and New York's Catskills collected at least 20 inches. More than 12 inches fell in 17 of New Jersey's 21 counties. New York City sanitation workers have been working 12-hour shifts to clear the streets by this morning's rush hour.