A snowplow clears snow on Lexington Avenue during the snowstorm January 2016 in New York. AFP / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT
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A travel ban for the New York area was lifted Sunday but Washington was still at a standstill after a blizzard paralyzed the northeastern United States, killing at least 19 people.The storm was the second biggest in New York history, with 68 centimeters of snow in Central Park by midnight Saturday, just shy of the record 68.3 centimeters set in 2006, the National Weather Service said.One person died in Maryland and three in New York while shoveling snow.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted a travel ban on New York-area roads and Long Island at 7 a.m. Sunday.The National Weather Service said 45.2 centimeters fell in Washington, tying as the fourth-largest snowfall in the city's history.About 150,000 customers in North Carolina and 90,000 in New Jersey lost electricity during the ongoing storm.
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