Yonkers prepares for storm; some reminded of historic blizzard of 1978

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Municipalities north of New York City continue to brace for the blizzard expected to arrive on Friday.

From salt trucks being loaded in White Plains to Yonkers which announced cancellations and closures of city programs and services due to the pending blizzard, many residents were seen stocking up on food and supplies.

Some residents cited Hurricane Sandy as a reason they were preparing seriously this time, others drawing back to the blizzard of 1978 when 70 mph winds combined with 30 inches of snow in a disaster that killed about 100 and left tens of thousands homeless.

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