New Englanders dig out from record-setting snowfall

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SCITUATE, Mass. – The worst blizzard on record may have been a bust for some, but it was pretty nasty for some New Englanders.

Wind gusts up to 70-miles-an hour in some places. That’s almost a Category One hurricane. And just like a hurricane, the storm brought flooding to coastal areas.

Places farther inland saw snow has high as 36 inches. That’s 3 feet. Or head-high to a hobbit.

The city of Worcester got hit with a record amount of snow, 32 inches in one day, covering the old record by 21 inches.

Boston got more than 22 inches, also breaking the one-day record.

New York City dodged the snowball, but Mayor Bill de Blasio is still taking the heat for what some people think was overreacting. "Two feet of snow would have paralyzed this city, so we did what was necessary to keep people safe,” he said.

Some folks had nothing better to do that to tweet out snarky complaints, calling the Blizzard of 2015 a #snowfail.

But, hey, what’s snow without a good snowball fight?

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