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Mayor Bloomberg updates New York residents after heavy snow

New York Mayor Bloomberg tells the city a thaw is forecast to be on the way after massive snowfall hits the eastern US.

The winter storm has closed airports, stranding thousands of people in the busy post-Christmas travel period.

The New York area was in the storm's bull's eye, receiving up to 51cm (20in) of snow, and even more in some areas.