Undated (AP) _ ''As soon as the highways open, I'm out of here. I don't care if I have to dig the whole parking lot out.'' - Chris McCade, a student from Wayne State University in Detroit who was stranded at a Charleston, W.Va., hotel on his way to spring break in Key West, Fla.

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''It's not just carrying it away. Now it's chipping and carrying it away.'' - New York City Sanitation Commissioner Emily Lloyd, on the cleanup of the snow-turned-to-ice.

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''I can't take any more of these delays. I don't want to get on this plane even if it does take off. It's crazy.'' - Elaine Dibella, a college student waiting at Newark (N.J.) Airport for a spring-break flight to Cancun, Mexico.

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''It looks like something out of 'Dr. Zhivago.''' - Rooks Boynton of Clarkston, Ga.

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''It's a kiss compared to what we were expecting.'' - Pam St. Jean, a bartender at the Ashworth Hotel overlooking Hampton Beach in New Hampshire.

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''It's like two tracks in the snow. That's the road.'' - Forecaster Ray Sondag in Birmingham, Ala.

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''By the time I get out of here, I may only have a day and a half of sun.'' - Kevin Kelly, waiting at Newark (N.J.) Airport for a flight to California.