Cleanup continues for northeast after weekend blizzard

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The cleanup continues Tuesday in many northeast states following the weekend's big blizzard.

New York City is back up and running as usual. Sidewalks have been cleared and pedestrians are able to walk with no problem through Times Square.

Busses and trains are operating back on normal schedules, and the roads are mostly clear. The snowstorm is now known as the second worst in the Big Apple's history.

In Queens, it's a different story. At least 920 plows are still making their way through the borough, clearing neighborhood streets.

There have been reports of school busses and sanitation trucks getting stuck on unplowed roads. More than 30 inches of snow fell at New York's JFK Airport, and up to 34 inches were reported in nearby neighborhoods.

All Federal offices were also closed today in the nation's capital. The blizzard dumped more than 22 inches of snow on Washington D.C. The storm will go down as one of the top five worst storms in the city's history.

Luckily, all of these cities are getting a little help from Mother Nature. Temperatures rose to the 50s in D.C. and the 40s in New York Tuesday, allowing for more melting. Another good thing -- rain will fall Tuesday afternoon and night in these areas, which should help wash away some of the snow.

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