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SHOTLIST:

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Boston - February 11, 2013

1. Wide shot of commuters on snow covered sidewalk in Boston

2. Pan from snow to bus

3. Medium shot of commuter walking to work

4. SOUNDBITE: Shannon LeFrancois/Boston Commuter (transcript below)

5. SOUNDBITE: Anyenda (AN -YEN-DA) Inyagwa ( IN-YAG-WA) /Boston Commuter (transcript below)

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Waterford, Connecticut - February 11, 2013

6. Wide shot of an 8 foot street sign is nearly buried in snow

7. Wide shot of plow

8.SOUNDBITE: Dee Styger /Waterford, Connecticut Resident (Transcript Below)

9. Wide shot of utility trucks on street in Waterford

10. SOUNDBITE: MaryBeth Calasant /Waterford, Connecticut resident (transcript below)

11. Wide shot of resident shoveling snow

12. Wide shot of Conn. state worker digs a hole in the snow so that standing water can run through and into the river below

13. Medium shot of rain falls into a puddle next to a snow drift

14. Medium shot of heavy snow sits on a roof

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East Lyme, Connecticut - February 11, 2013

15. Yellow school buses sit idle as Conn. schools are closed on Monday

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VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

SOME NORTHEAST RESIDENTS ARE TRYING TO GET BACK TO THEIR WEEKDAY ROUTINES FOLLOWING THE BLIZZARD.

BUT TRAVEL IS STILL DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS FOR MOTORISTS.

IN MASSACHUSETTS, COMMUTERS WERE URGED TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WHEN POSSIBLE.

SOUNDBITE: Shannon LeFrancois/Boston Commuter

"(reporter question : How was your commute?) It actually wasn't that bad because it was about six-thirty in the morning. So, I put in some extra time this morning."

SOUNDBITE: Anyenda (AN -YEN-DA) Inyagwa ( IN-YAG-WA) /Boston Commuter

"It wasn't bad. I mean the Green line was running fine, so. Yea, no problems at least this morning, so. "

MANY SCHOOLS IN THE REGION WERE CLOSED... AND NON-ESSENTIAL STATE WORKERS ARE STAYING HOME AS PLOW CREWS CONTINUE TO CLEAR THE ROADS.

SOUNDBITE: Dee Styger/Waterford, Connecticut Resident

"It's absolutely incredible, I have never seen the roads this bad before, especially in Waterford near the shore usually we've been pretty lucky and not hit too hard. But, this time, it's been a doozy."

AS OF MONDAY MORNING, OFFICIALS SAID ABOUT 130-THOUSAND HOMES AND BUSINESSES WERE STILL WITHOUT POWER.

SOUNDBITE: MaryBeth Calasant/Waterford, Connecticut Resident

"Every single storm we are without power for at least a week here on this street. I don't know why, my neighbors all have power but we don't."

SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN FELL ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTHEAST MONDAY MORNING -- TWO DAYS AFTER A STORM DROPPED UP TO THREE FEET OF SNOW IN PLACES.

AND NOW THERE ARE CONCERNS OF ROOF COLLAPSES AS RAIN AND WARMER WEATHER MELTS THE SNOW.

RITA FOLEY/ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

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