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Snowstorm Nemo Hits The East Coast

The latest on the "historic," "two-pronged monster" blizzard heading for the East Coast.

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Winter Storm Nemo began hitting southern New England Friday morning with snow, rain and wind. The storm is expected to move north and continue battering the area until Saturday evening.

According to the Weather Channel, the major cities that will see the most snow are Boston, Hartford, Providence, Portland, and Concord — they're expecting one to two feet of snow, with three feet possible near coastal regions. New York and New Jersey cities will likely see more than six inches. Philadelphia, Detroit and other outer New England cities should expect less than six inches.

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The latest forecast:

New York, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut declared states of emergency.

BREAKING: Governor declares state of emergency in #NYS in response to storm #nemo

BREAKING: Governor declares state of emergency in #NYS in response to storm #nemo-- Andrew Cuomo

Maine Gov. Paul LePage declares limited state of emergency due to storm - @WMTWTV http://t.co/uKHlcsCC

Maine Gov. Paul LePage declares limited state of emergency due to storm - @WMTWTV http://t.co/uKHlcsCC-- Breaking News Storm

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Governor Chafee has declared a State of Emergency for the State of RI effective immediately. #NemoRI #StormRI

Governor Chafee has declared a State of Emergency for the State of RI effective immediately. #NemoRI #StormRI-- Governor Chafee

State of emergency declared in Massachusetts ahead of blizzard http://t.co/3b243hGJ

State of emergency declared in Massachusetts ahead of blizzard http://t.co/3b243hGJ-- The New York Times

JUST IN: Gov. Malloy to declare a State of Emergency for #Connecticut in advance of the #blizzard. Roads are subject to closure at Noon.

JUST IN: Gov. Malloy to declare a State of Emergency for #Connecticut in advance of the #blizzard. Roads are subject to closure at Noon.-- CNN Weather Center

And several thousand people lost power:

Providers report power out for more than 130,000 in MA, RI, CT. #blizzard http://t.co/TIGsh2ER

Providers report power out for more than 130,000 in MA, RI, CT. #blizzard http://t.co/TIGsh2ER-- CNN Breaking News

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For many, travel caused the biggest headache. Thousands of flights and trains were cancelled, gas stations ran out of fuel, some governors ordered all cars off the roads, and there was a dangerous pile-up on a Maine highway.

#Nemo update: 3,200+ flights canceled all the way from Atlanta to Boston, with most heavy disruptions in the NY Metro area.

#Nemo update: 3,200+ flights canceled all the way from Atlanta to Boston, with most heavy disruptions in the NY Metro area.-- Orbitz

MA Governor Deval Patrick signs executive order banning cars on the roads. Effective at 4pm ET.

MA Governor Deval Patrick signs executive order banning cars on the roads. Effective at 4pm ET.-- BuzzFeed News

Rhode Island governor bans traffic from highways starting at 5 pm ET - @projo http://t.co/f6OPg04o

Rhode Island governor bans traffic from highways starting at 5 pm ET - @projo http://t.co/f6OPg04o-- Breaking News Storm

All CT TRANSIT bus service throughout #CT will begin shutting down at 4PM. All buses will be off the roads by 6PM. http://t.co/gpMmXLGc

All CT TRANSIT bus service throughout #CT will begin shutting down at 4PM. All buses will be off the roads by 6PM. http://t.co/gpMmXLGc-- Governor Dan Malloy

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New Jersey Transit to suspend most buses and trains by 8 p.m. http://t.co/tduir7Cs

New Jersey Transit to suspend most buses and trains by 8 p.m. http://t.co/tduir7Cs-- New York Times Live

Parts of the Jersey Shore — a region hit hard by Superstorm Sandy — began flooding.

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Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ

The blizzard also put a damper on two huge events — the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston and New York Fashion Week (though only some designers were deterred by the snow.)

Reminder: Extreme #Beer Fest (Friday & Saturday) has been postponed. http://t.co/un5PiHcv New dates/ticket options to follow. #Boston

Reminder: Extreme #Beer Fest (Friday & Saturday) has been postponed. http://t.co/un5PiHcv New dates/ticket options to follow. #Boston-- Beer Advocate

As Storm Nemo continues, thousands more lose power:

TWC: 617,000 customers are currently without power due to #Nemo

TWC: 617,000 customers are currently without power due to #Nemo-- BuzzFeed News

The storm causes more problems on the road, leading to one fatal crash.

Stranded: Hundreds of vehicles stuck on Long Island Expressway in snowstorm; no injuries reported: http://t.co/5qPdOgO7 -JM

Stranded: Hundreds of vehicles stuck on Long Island Expressway in snowstorm; no injuries reported: http://t.co/5qPdOgO7 -JM-- The Associated Press

At least 1 person dead, 500,000 without power as result of massive #blizzard pounding Northeast. http://t.co/TIGsh2ER

At least 1 person dead, 500,000 without power as result of massive #blizzard pounding Northeast. http://t.co/TIGsh2ER-- CNN Breaking News

And thankfully:

NWS cancels the blizzard warning for the 5 boroughs. Snow mainly done. Sunshine this afternoon. (@NY1weather) #Nemo

NWS cancels the blizzard warning for the 5 boroughs. Snow mainly done. Sunshine this afternoon. (@NY1weather) #Nemo-- BuzzFeed News

Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Jessica Testa at jessica.testa@buzzfeed.com.

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