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.
Snowbound Washington will keep its federal offices closed on Monday as the US East Coast digs its way out. Sunshine on Sunday gave New Yorkers the chance to enjoy the aftermath of the city's second-biggest snowstorm.
Several people have died after tornadoes struck different parts of southern United States. Other parts of the country witnessed snow, floods or surprisingly warm weather.
Parts of the US Midwest are now having to cope with snow, ice and heavy rain after a weekend of tornadoes and floods. 43 people have died across seven states in the last few days.
The six-line metro rail system will be closed for at least 29 hours from midnight local time Tuesday. US media said an emergency inspection of rail equipment was necessary after a fire caused delays on three lines.
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