A huge snowstorm is hammering the east coast of the US, knocking out power to more than half a million people, shutting down roads and forcing people to stay home. As much as a meter of snow could fall before it ends.
Knee-high snow, powerful winds and hail the size of chicken eggs were just some of the violent weather that slammed into the central US. The storm also left baseball fans blue — and not just from the chilly temperatures.
Extreme weather warnings have been issued across Europe as the full force of gales and blizzard conditions from Siberia loom. The death toll from freezing temperatures across Europe has risen to at least 48.
A passenger jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after the cover of one of its engines came off. One passenger was reportedly almost sucked out of the plane's cabin after the explosion.
At least five people have been killed by a powerful nor'easter that slammed into the US East Coast and Midwest, bringing snow, rain and hurricane-force winds. A flight into Dulles Airport also faced a rough landing.
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