TODAY | February 10, 2013
>> turning on to the aftermath of a huge blizzard here in the northeast, the cleanup and the travel nightmare. we have two reports this morning. with we begin with al roker in hard-hit boston. al, good morning.
>> erica, good morning to you. things have finally calmed down. the winds have died down. it is really a winter wonderland now. the work of cleanup goes on while this storm system didn't reach all the height that it might have as far as snowfall right here in boston. it still did dump 21.8 inches of snow, good enough for number five on the record books. this is going to be one people will be talking about for years.
>> it's day two without power for hundreds of thousands across the northeast.
>> we are working pretty hard.
>> dipping to the single digits overnights, repairs can't come fast enough.
>> i would like it to happen now. i understand it is going to take some time.
>> for others, it is all about digging. digging and more digging. the northeast still buried under three feet of snow in some spots.
>> it is horrible.
>> truthfully, i have not seen this much snowfall in years.
>> the snow fell so fast and so intense at the height of the storm, connecticut police say they were receiving about 1600 calls per hour. storm surges causing flooding. among the deaths being blamed on the storm, an 11-year-old boy who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning when his car put him inside an idling car to keep warm. others taking advantage of parks.
>> it is so far great, we have power and penlenty of nachos and pizza.
>> the storm being its own segment of tweets becoming videos and absurdity of it all.
>> lester, we have another winter storm coming in here in the next 24 hours . this time, it is going to bring an icy mix of freezing rain and sleet. it is going to cause problems. there is already heavy snow on roofs throughout the region and adding to that, more moisture could mean for disasters. the roof collapses and big problems.