New England begins the big dig-out after epic snow

Saturday, February 9, 2013 | 8:50 p.m. CST; updated 10:42 p.m. CST, Saturday, February 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — New Englanders began the back-breaking job of digging out from as much as 3 feet of snow Saturday and emergency crews used snowmobiles to reach shivering motorists stranded overnight on New York's Long Island after a howling storm swept through the Northeast.