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Blustery Storm System Blows Into Northeast After Killing 8 in South

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    A man braves the rain along Canal Street in Chinatown on February 24, 2016 in New York City.

    A storm system that spawned at least 60 tornadoes, and left eight dead in the Southeast, pummeled the Northeast early Thursday — leaving hundreds of thousands without power, canceling hundreds of flights and causing havoc on the roads, NBC News reported. 

    The storm brought heavy rains and relentless winds that toppled trees and power lines, took down a vacant building in the Bronx and even overturned a semi-trailer truck on the George Washington Bridge. One storm-related death was reported in New Jersey 

    More than 138,216 customers in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia and Maine were without power as of 8:30 a.m. ET, utility companies reported. 

    The storm was set to move out over the Atlantic Ocean later Thursday morning, but gusty winds of up to 50 mph would likely persist in its wake in Boston and other areas, according to Weather Channel Lead Forecaster Michael Palmer.