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Boston, Feb. 8 2013

1. Wide of snowy parking lot

2. SOUNDBITE Mayor Tom Menino, (D) Boston (Transcript Below)

3. Wide of snowy streets

4. SOUNDBITE: Rainey Neves/ Shopper (Transcript Below)

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5. Graphic of weather system

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New York - Feb. 8 2013

6. Street scene

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Newark New Jersey Feb. 8 2013

7. SOUNDBITE: Corey Booker Newark New Jersey Mayor (Transcript Below)

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Boston Feb. 8 2013

8.SOUNDBITE: Adid Albarody, Hardware store employee (Transcript Below)

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New York - Feb. 8 2013

9. Street scene

10. SOUNDBITE Mayor Michael Bloomberg - New York ( Transcript Below)

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Boston Feb. 8 2013

11. Airport scenes

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

THE ADVICE IS SIMPLE AND BLUNT.

SOUNDBITE: Mayor Tom Menino, (D) Boston

"Stay off the roads, stay home, let the public works crews do their job over the next 48 to 72 hours. Make sure the public safety vehicles are able to get through the streets of our city."

THE SNOW IS FALLING IN EARNEST NOW IN THE NORTHEAST AND FORECASTERS WARN BY THE TIME IT IS DONE THERE COULD BE AS MUCH AS THREE FEET OF IT ON THE GROUND.

IT'S ENOUGH TO SEND EVEN WINTER-HARDENED BOSTON RESIDENTS SCURRYING TO GET FOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES.

SOUNDBITE: Rainy Neves, Mother of two

"Honestly a lot of junk. A lot of quick things, things you can make if the lights go out. A lot of snack to keep the kids busy while they'll be inside during the storm."

FORECASTERS SAY THE WORST OF IT WILL FALL OVERNIGHT WHEN WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH UP TO 75 MILES PER HOUR.

THAT HAS SOME FEARING WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ALONG WITH SOME COASTAL FLOODING.

SOUNDBITE: Mayor Cory Booker/Newark, New Jersey

"First and foremost, please prepare for potential power outages, have a backup plan if necessary about where to stay."

SOUNDBITE: Adid Albarody, Hardware store employee

"I sold all the large ones only the small ones left here, flashlights. Also fuses, people coming for, some gloves heaters and some shovels, snow shovels and that's what most people are asking for."

NEW YORK IS SUPPOSED TO BE SPARED THE BRUNT OF IT BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S FAR FROM AN AFTER THOUGHT.

SOUNDBITE: Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (I) New York City

"The winter storm is certainly on everyone's minds. I can tell you that there were a lot of plows on the front of trucks, there was a big snow melter ready to go if necessary."

ANYONE TRYING TO FLY AWAY FROM THIS MESS MAY BE OUT OF LUCK AT LEAST FOR NOW.

AIRLINES HAVE CANCELED THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS AND AIRPORTS THEMSELVES ARE PLANNING TO CEASE OPPERATIONS UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE EARLIEST.

SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press

 

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