Airports open after paralyzing blizzard

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Airports throughout the Mid-Atlantic began operating again Thursday after a blizzard tore up the East Coast, shutting down runways for the second time in less than a week and causing one of the biggest disruptions to air travel since the 9/11 hijackings, according to airlines and government statistics.

Residents throughout the region started digging out as cities rushed to clear snow-covered streets and utility crews worked to restore power to thousands of customers. Schools were closed for the rest of the week and in many cities and in Washington, D.C., the federal government was shut down for the fourth day in a row.

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