A powerful storm pounded the northeastern United States early on Tuesday, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings to stay off the roads.
Winter storms in the US have been felt in Hawaii, with snow falling in some areas. A viral "boiling water challenge" where people throw boiling water into the icy air has caused several hospitalizations in the US.
A record arctic air mass will remain over the central and eastern United States over the next several days. Several people have died in the dangerously low temperatures, which have now moved to the Northeast.
Meters more snow are forecast to fall on southern Germany and Austria over the next week. A snow plow driver died in Germany when his vehicle fell into an icy river.
Austria has issued its highest warning for avalanches while food had to be trucked into an Alpine village in Bavaria for residents stuck in their homes. At least 14 people have died, and more snow is forecast.
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