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The Blizzard of 2005 delivered a staggering blow to much of Eastern Massachusetts Jan. 24, dropping more than 3 feet of snow in some places and whipping it into towering drifts with howling gusts that topped 80 miles per hour along the coast. At left, Jackei Ranta cleaned snow from her car on the Lynnway. <img src ='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> <a target='new' href ='http://www.boston.com/news/weather/articles/2005/01/24/winter_whopper_buries_region'>Story   <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> The Blizzard of 2005
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The Blizzard of 2005 delivered a staggering blow to much of Eastern Massachusetts Jan. 24, dropping more than 3 feet of snow in some places and whipping it into towering drifts with howling gusts that topped 80 miles per hour along the coast. At left, Jackei Ranta cleaned snow from her car on the Lynnway.
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