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New Yorkers tell of hours stranded on snowy roads

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Wayne Gingo, of Medford, N.Y., gets back into his car that got stuck in the snow on the Long Island Expressway eastbound near Exit 60, Saturday, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Gingo was driving home from his job as a postal worker at JFK Airport and got stuck in the snow at 1:45 a.m. He spent the night in the car waiting for a tow truck.

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Kelli Hallett makes a snow angel in Times Square, Friday in New York. Snow began falling across the Northeast on Friday, ushering in what was predicted to be a huge, possibly historic blizzard and sending residents scurrying to stock up on food and gas up their cars.

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A shirtless jogger runs through New York's Central Park Saturday. In New York City, the snow total in Central Park was 11.4 inches by 8 a.m.

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Stranded for hours on a snow-covered road, Priscilla Arena prayed, took out a sheet of loose-leaf paper and wrote what she thought might be her last words to her husband and children. She told her 9˝-year-old daughter, Sophia, she was "picture-perfect beautiful." And she advised her 5˝-year-old son, John: "Remember all the things that mommy taught you."
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    • Wayne Gingo, of Medford, N.Y., gets back into his car that got stuck in the snow on the Long Island Expressway eastbound near Exit 60, Saturday, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Gingo was driving home from his job as a postal worker at JFK Airport and got stuck in the snow at 1:45 a.m. He spent the night in the car waiting for a tow truck.
    • Kelli Hallett makes a snow angel in Times Square, Friday in New York. Snow began falling across the Northeast on Friday, ushering in what was predicted to be a huge, possibly historic blizzard and sending residents scurrying to stock up on food and gas up their cars.
    • A shirtless jogger runs through New York’s Central Park Saturday. In New York City, the snow total in Central Park was 11.4 inches by 8 a.m.
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