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Dramatic Photos: October Snowstorm

A rare early season snowstorm unleashed heavy, wet snow and wind across much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

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Jim Nisula of Doylestown, Pennsylvania shovels snow and ice outside his home after a winter storm October 30, 2011. Thousands in Pennsylvania and Delaware were left without power from the early winter storm that left up to 10 inches of snow in parts of the states.
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A minivan works its way slowly through roads laden with snow. Take a look at these dramatic photos from around the region.
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Sarah McClure, 9, came to Butler's Orchard in suburban Washington, D.C. to get pumpkins with her dad and sisters. She's trying to catch some snowflakes on the tongue. The family was determined to get some pumpkins and gourds (admittedly at the last minute) for Halloween decorations and carving despite the snow.
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Heavy wet snow covers a snowplow along Ridge Road in Cornwall, NY on, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
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Mary Lou Wilder clears off her car in Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y. Millions of people from Maine to Maryland are without power after an unseasonably early nor'easter dumped heavy, wet snow over the weekend.
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A landscape of snow covered tents populate the Occupy Wall Street camp during a snowstorm in Zuccotti Park, New York.
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Leaves and snow rest on the ground after a winter storm October 30, 2011 in Hartsville, Pennsylvania. The storm came unseasonably early.
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Motorists wait in line for gas at a rest area on the Massachusetts Turnpike eastbound in Charlton, Mass., Sunday.
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Phil Newcomb of Cranford, New Jersey, works on a fallen tree in his yard.
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Officer John Behr, of the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department, wrangles a downed cable as heavy snow created issues with down lines and trees during a rare October snowstorm that hit the northern New Jersey region, Saturday, Oct. 29. Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency in New Jersey.
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A crew from the Greenwich Township Dept. of Public Works clears a fallen branch blocking a street in Stewartsville, N.J., Saturday.
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A jogger makes his way through Central Park as snow falls Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 in New York. An October record of 1.3 inches fell in the park.
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People enter a subway station in New York as it snows Saturday. A classic nor'easter is moving along the East Coast and is expected to dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches throughout the region, though Oct. 29 is a decidedly unseasonal date for a type of storm more associated with midwinter.
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This person rode a bicycle as snow fell over northern New Jersey during the rare October snowstorm.
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A woman tosses a brush to a man as they clear snow off a vehicle during a rare October storm Saturday, Oct. 29 in West New York, N.J.
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A person carries boxes as snow falls over the northern New Jersey region during a rare October snowstorm.
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A jack-o-lantern is covered with snow on a day when the northern New Jersey region was hit with a rare October snowstorm, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in North Bergen, N.J.
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Rutgers wide receiver Quran Pratt (7) can't hold onto a pass in the snow as he is hit by West Virginia defensive back Pat Miller (6) during the first half of their college football game in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday.
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Penn State quarterbacks Matt McGloin and Rob Bolden warm up in the snow before an NCAA college football game against Illinois, in State College, Pa., on Saturday.
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Fans wait as ground crews try to clear falling snow from the field at Michie Stadium before the start of a NCAA college football game between Army and Fordham University in West Point, N.Y., Saturday.
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Snow begins to collect along the edges of leaves on a during a winter storm in Windsor Locks, Conn., Saturday.
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A pedestrian walks in a burst of moderate snow in front of the Vernon, Conn., Town Hall during the first big snowfall of the season.
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Harry Grafmyer and Jerremy Coy attach a salt spreader on a truck at the PennDOT Cumberland County facility in preparation for the weekend snow.
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Snow blankets the field during the first quarter of a high school football game in Staunton, Va.
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Snow flakes fall on the helmets of Buffalo Gap players between plays during the second quarter of a high school football game against Buffalo Gap in Staunton, Va.
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Stewart Collins walks in a falling snow in New Brunswick, N.J. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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Les Lewis uses a clipboard to scrape the snow off of the back of his car window Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pa.
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A cow stands in a field in Buffalo Run, Pa., as snow falls Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The central Pennsylvania area is expected 4-6 inches of snow on Saturday.
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Birds fly out of a snow covered cornfield in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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Jill Shapiro takes photographs of the falling snow at a park in Bellefonte, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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Work on the Buffalo Run Methodist Church in Buffalo Run, Pa., continues as snow falls Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.
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A worker shovels snow from the seats in preparation for an NCAA college football game between Penn State and Illinois at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Saturday.
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Halloween decorations are covered with snow on a day when the Northern New Jersey region was hit with a rare October snowstorm.
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A man runs as heavy snow drops over the Northern New Jersey region during a rare October snowstorm.
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Workers try to clear falling snow from the field before an NCAA college football game between West Virginia and Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J., Saturday.
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William Handelman, foreground, and his aunt Beth, rear, bundle up as snow falls in the stands before an NCAA college football game between Boston College and Maryland in College Park, Md., on Saturday.
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Back in State College, these Nittany Lions fans and their snowman cheered on Penn State against the Illinois Fighting Illini before the game at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
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