Blizzard warnings and other winter storm warnings were in effect from Maine to Virginia, affecting some 50 million people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced to delay her trip to meet with US President Donald Trump until Friday.
Snow has started to fall as a late-season winter storm cripples the northeast US. Thousands of flights have been canceled and a state of emergency has been declared across the east coast.
The Northeast was paralyzed by the late winter storm - many schools closed, over 6000 flights were cancelled. While New York City was not hit as badly as expected, some rural regions expected up to two feet of snow.
World leaders have vowed to press on with the Paris climate deal without the United States. Many US businesses, cities and states also said they would act together to combat climate change.
US President Donald Trump said if China will not cooperate in ending North Korea's nuclear and missile threat, the US will move to do so alone. Trump also took the time to respond to claims he is hostile to the EU.
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