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Gov. Cuomo Helps Stranded Driver During Snow Storm (Photos)

| by Michael Howard

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York stopped to help a stranded motorist get his car back on the road after a snowstorm hammered much of the northeast on Feb. 9.

Images uploaded to Twitter by Cuomo's chief of staff, Melissa DeRosa, show the governor attaching tow cables to the front of a Chevy Malibu that had slid off the road into a snow bank.

Cuomo, who worked as a tow truck driver when he was younger, had been driving around with his security detail in order to get a feel for the road conditions. He spotted the stranded Malibu on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Hawthorne around 3 p.m., according to the New York Daily News.

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It took about 10 minutes for the governor and his team to get the man's car back onto the road.

"NY'ers help each other in times of need," DeRosa wrote on Twitter. "Look out for each other today."

Thousands of flights were canceled and all of the public schools in New York City were closed as a result of the storm, which dropped over a foot of snow on certain areas of the northeast, NBC News reports. Around 50 million people from Maine to Washington, D.C., were affected.

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A storm-related death was reported in New York City when a 59-year-old man fell through a glass window while shoveling snow. Cuomo indicated that the man had suffered a heart attack.

Sources: New York Daily News, Melissa DeRosa/Twitter, NBC News / Photo credit: Melissa DeRosa/Twitter

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