Storm whips into Northeast bringing snow, rain

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Luna, a black Lab mix, frolics in fresh snow in East Derry, New Hampshire, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. The southern N.H. area received about eight inches of snow from the winter storm. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A powerful winter storm blamed for 15 deaths in other parts of the country is bringing rain to southern New England and snow farther north, but the region has been largely spared the pounding that other states took.

The storm pushed through the Upper Ohio Valley and made its way into the Northeast Wednesday night, leaving up to a foot of snow in some locations by Thursday morning. By noon, the precipitation had stopped in parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, though rain continued in Massachusetts and snow continued to fall in upstate New York, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.

Other areas were getting a messy mix of rain and snow or just rain — enough to slow down commuters and those still heading home from holiday visits with family.

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