Frank Durazzo minds the grill as he and his neighbors barbecue outside their homes Feb. 12, 2006, in the Staten Island borough of New York. A record-breaking storm buried sections of the Northeast under more than 2 feet of snow. The National Weather Service said 26.9 inches of snow had fallen in Central Park, the most for a single storm since record-keeping started in 1869. The old record was 26.4 inches in December 1947.
Pedestrians make their way across Broadway in New York's Times Square as heavy snow falls late Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. Almost 27 inches fell in Central Park as one of the worst recorded snowstorms in New York's history hit the Northeast.
Bonnie Tifft of Norwich, Conn., walks up Union Street in downtown Norwich, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, during a snow storm.
A cross country skier, who wished not to be identified, pauses by a covered bridge in Valley Forge, Pa., after the first big winter storm of the year left a heavy blanket of snow on the region Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, forcing the cancellation of airline flights, church services and other community activities.
Matilda Fernandes, 74, wearing a hat her brother gave her in the '70s, takes a break from shoveling her driveway in New Bedford, Mass., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006. Heavy snow and whipping winds barreled into southern New England on Sunday, canceling church services, delaying flights and ending what had been an unseasonably mild winter season.
Patrick Hord, 11, carries his snowboard back to the top of the hill in a snow-covered barn yard in McKinley, Va., on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
Twilla Duncan and her dog, Woody, play in New York's Central Park after more than 2 feet of snow fell during the Northeast's first major snowstorm this winter, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
Snow covers neighborhood trees Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in Waldorf, Md., after the biggest snowstorm of the year hit the area.
Chris Mitman shovels snow from the family driveway after an overnight snowstorm in Easton, Pa., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
Lafayette College sophomore Lauren Timpson of Narvona, Pa., shovels out her car after it was plowed in Easton, Pa., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006
"Anything for a Buck" and "Am I Next A" exercise in the snow at Bob Sumner's Stable in Windsor, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
A dog named Ken peeks up above the snow at River Meadow Farm in Windsor, Conn., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
Sandy York, of Columbia, S.C., along with her niece Skylar Ellis, 5, find themselves coated in snow, after finishing a sled ride in Banner Elk, N.C., Sunday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2006.
William Stern, 3, uses a broom to help clear snow from his mother's car on Sunday morning, Feb. 12, 2006, in East Windsor, Conn.
A mother pulls her son on a snowy sidewalk beside Brooklyn's Prospect Park after more than a foot of snow fell during the winter's first major snowstorm to strike the Northeast, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in New York.
Children and others go sledding on a hill in New York's Riverside Park during a winter storm that dropped more than 15 inches of snow on the city as it swept across the Northeast on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
Traffic backs up behind a line of Rhode Island Department of Transportation snowplows on northbound Interstate-95 in Providence, R.I., on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
K.C. Croal, from Los Angeles, takes a nap in New York's Penn Station while waiting for his train to Philadelphia, which has been delayed due to the storm, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
Max Windham, 9 , launches off a snow jump Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, in Laurel, Md.
A snowman made partly out of popsicle sticks and coffee beans sits on top of a newspaper box outside a coffee shop in Annapolis, Md., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.