It was a snowstorm of epic proportions, with thousands of flights canceled, eleven states in a state of emergency, and millions of Americans hunkered down in their homes. Many will have to shovel away as much as a meter of fresh snow.
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.
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 blizzard paralyzing the US East Coast has peaked over New York, dumping near-record snow. The storm has been blamed for 19 deaths and coastal towns are awash with tidal surges.
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.
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