US Hit by snowstorm, blizzard

Jan 28, 2015, 10:36 AM IST
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A man uses a snowmobile to travel along a street before dawn during a winter snowstorm.

A man uses a snowmobile to travel along a street before dawn during a winter snowstorm.

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A pedestrian walks along 24th Avenue in the Astoria neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York.

A pedestrian walks along 24th Avenue in the Astoria neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York.

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Roberto Perez uses a snowblower to clear a sidewalk following an overnight snowstorm, in Hoboken.

Roberto Perez uses a snowblower to clear a sidewalk following an overnight snowstorm, in Hoboken.

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Pedestrians walk through heavy snow in the midtown section of New York. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential of 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Pedestrians walk through heavy snow in the midtown section of New York. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential of 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

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A man uses a snowblower to clear a path in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Cities from Boston to New York and Philadelphia began shutting down Monday against a monster storm that could unload up to 3 feet of snow on a region of more than 35 million people.

A man uses a snowblower to clear a path in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Cities from Boston to New York and Philadelphia began shutting down Monday against a monster storm that could unload up to 3 feet of snow on a region of more than 35 million people.

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Pedestrians make their way through snow in New York. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential of 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Pedestrians make their way through snow in New York. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential of 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

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Snow falls around the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan.

Snow falls around the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan.

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Men shovel a pedestrian walkway in New York's Times Square.

Men shovel a pedestrian walkway in New York's Times Square.

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People cross a snow covered Broadway in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York. People in the Northeast by the thousands are preparing for a snowstorm that could be one for the history books, with some 35 million people in its path in the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor.

People cross a snow covered Broadway in the Upper West Side neighborhood of New York. People in the Northeast by the thousands are preparing for a snowstorm that could be one for the history books, with some 35 million people in its path in the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor.

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People make their way by bike or car through the streets of the midtown Manhattan in New York.

People make their way by bike or car through the streets of the midtown Manhattan in New York.

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Pedestrians make their way through driving snow in midtown Manhattan in New York. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Pedestrians make their way through driving snow in midtown Manhattan in New York. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

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A pedestrian passes through Johnstown Central Park, in Johnstown, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency Monday as a nor’easter expected to dump snow across the state approached.

A pedestrian passes through Johnstown Central Park, in Johnstown, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency Monday as a nor’easter expected to dump snow across the state approached.

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A plane is de-iced at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Airlines canceled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to 3 feet of snow barrels down on the region.

A plane is de-iced at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Airlines canceled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to 3 feet of snow barrels down on the region.

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