Remembering NYC's Christmas blizzard of 2010

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A snow plow clears a street in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 -- four days after a blizzard that hit the northeast. (AP Photo/Chris Hawley)
FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2010 file photo, an employee checks the third rail before others can clear snow from the Q train track in Coney Island
FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2010 file photo, a MTA bus is stuck in the middle of Stillwell Ave. in Coney Island. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Cars creep along the Long Island expressway during a blizzard in New York, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Snow plows try to clear the Long Island expressway during a blizzard in New York, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
People pass two city buses that were both stuck in the snow, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
Daniel Beltrano tows his son Caetano and their 10 year-old Jack Russell terrier  Ziggy across a field of snow in Brooklyn's Prospect Park after a winter blizzard
Snowbound pedestrians use a Brooklyn  street as they walk past buried cars after a winter blizzard dumped 20-inches of the snow on the area in New York, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
Kevin Fagan, from San Francisco, talks on his phone while an airplane sits motionless on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2010 file photo, people continue to dig out along 72nd Street in New York in the wake of a powerful East Coast blizzard.
FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2010 file photo, a man walks down the center of a snow-filled street in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
A pedestrian crosses a deserted Columbus Ave. in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a blizzard that hammered New York and much of the Northeast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A girl walks past an abandoned snow plow, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Men with a shovel and buckets of salt pass a snow plow and city bus that were both stuck, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A pedestrian is seen on Ridge Road in Kearny, N.J. as gusty winds blow snow as North New Jersey  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
People continue to dig out along 72nd Street in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a powerful East Coast blizzard (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A dog plows through deep snow in New York's Central Park Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Buried cars shine as the sun rises in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a blizzard that hammered the city and much of the Northeast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Dentist Will DeBonis of New York cross country skis along a nearly deserted Central Park West as he tries to get to his practice Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Dentist Will DeBonis of New York cross country skis along a nearly deserted Central Park West as he tries to get to his practice Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Snow is swept around by the wind on Front St. in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday Dec. 27, 2010.  (AP Photo/James H. Collins)
Pedestrians try to walk where they can along West 72nd Street in new York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a blizzard . (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Snow swirls overhead of a cross-country skier in New York's Central Park Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Pedestrians walk along Central Park West in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a blizzard that hammered the city and much of the Northeast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A man digs out his car from the snow on Jay St. in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday Dec. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/James H. Collins)
A man and a dog walk through a snow-covered Central Park in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A pedestrian crosses a deserted Columbus Ave. in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a blizzard that hammered New York and much of the Northeast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
A pedestrian walks along 72nd Street in New York Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in the midst of a blizzard that hammered New York and much of the Northeast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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A snow plow clears a street in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 -- four days after a blizzard that hit the northeast. (AP Photo/Chris Hawley)
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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- One of the worst Christmas snowstorms happened on December 26-27, 2010, crippling New York City and much of the Northeast.

The City was eerily quiet after getting more than 30 inches of snow over the two days.

Winds reached up to 60 mph at times resulting in near whiteout conditions with blowing and drifting snow.

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From happy dogs to playful kids to glimpses of wildlife, Eyewitness News viewers shared beautiful moments captured during the snowstorm.

Air and land travel were completely halted. Vehicles and trains were abandoned throughout the Northeast due to unsafe conditions.

Three days after the blizzard in New York City, buses and cars were still stuck in snow. And the many cars that were abandoned made it even more difficult to plow.

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NJ Burkett reports.

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