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Wintry mix in US South snarls traffic, closes schools

Snow and ice turned highways across the South into parking lots on Tuesday and caused schools to close, while hundreds of crashes on slick roads created havoc for commuters.

Warnings after blizzards sweep across Middle East

Snow blanketed much of Israel, Jordan and Lebanon early on Friday, with many residents urged to stay in their homes because of blocked or icy roads.

Heavy snowstorm causes travel chaos in Istanbul

 A heavy fall of snow on Wednesday caused travel chaos in Istanbul, forcing the temporary closure of Turkey`s main airport and causing hundreds of traffic accidents.

Icy storm paralyzes central US, pummels nation's capital

Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation`s central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, DC to close on Tuesday.

Hills overlooking Manali get more snow

 Though Shimla witnessed rainfall Monday, the hills overlooking the picturesque tourist resort of Manali including the Solang ski slopes experienced mild to moderate snowfall.

US northeast hit by blizzards, cold, after record snow

The US Northeast struggled to dig out from the latest in a series of winter storms that made February the snowiest month in Boston`s history, while Kentucky and Indiana braced for heavy snow on Sunday night and Monday.

US Northeast battered by relentless winds after record snow

The US Northeast struggled to dig out on Sunday from another major winter storm that made February the snowiest month in Boston`s history, but bitter sub zero cold and huge drifts hampered the effort.

Heavy snow returns to New England, rain to Pacific Northwest

 Boston and other areas of the Northeast, already buried under about a yard of snow, braced for up to two more feet through early Tuesday while more rain and high winds were in store for parts of the Pacific coast, forecasters said on Sunday.

J&K police on high alert after recent snowfall
J&K police on high alert after recent snowfall

Director General of Police (DGP) K. Rajendra Kumar Wednesday put all ranks of Jammu and Kashmir Police on high alert following the recent snowfall in the state.

Snow batters Northeast US for second time in week

A deadly winter snowstorm was forecast to lift on Monday night after walloping the Northeastern United States, forcing the delay of Boston`s Super Bowl victory parade and snarling air traffic at several major airports.

Winter storm threatens heavy snow, sleet from US Midwest to East Coast

A winter snowstorm was expected to blanket a wide swath of the US Midwest on Saturday before heading to the East Coast, bringing up to a foot (30 cm) of fresh accumulation to parts of New England, days after a blizzard slammed the region, forecasters said.

Himachal may get more snow, rain

 The hills of Himachal Pradesh might get more snowfall and rain in the coming week, a weather official said here Saturday.

New York defends storm shutdown

New York authorities on Tuesday vigorously defended a decision to shut down America`s biggest city for a winter storm that skirted the Big Apple, dumping the worst snow on Long Island and New England.

US East Coast braces for ''historic'' blizzard on Monday
US East Coast braces for ''historic'' blizzard on Monday

A swath of the US East Coast from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine braced for a potentially historic blizzard on Monday expected to dump as much as 3 feet (90 cm) of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.

Snow, rains intensify cold wave in Himachal Pradesh

 Cold wave conditions further intensified in Himachal following fresh snowfall and heavy rains in some parts of the state even as Shimla witnessed the coldest night of the season with a low of minus 2 degrees.

Beijing area has enough snow for Winter Games: China official
Beijing area has enough snow for Winter Games: China official

Snow levels in mountains near Beijing will be sufficient for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games if China`s capital wins the right to host the sporting event, an official of the country`s bid committee said on Friday.

Love skiing? Visit best destinations
Love skiing? Visit best destinations

If you are an adventure junkie and snow excites you, how about planning a trip to the world's best skiing destinations? Try gliding on snow at locations like Aspen, Colorado in the US to Fernie in Canada.

Washington panda cub Bao Bao gets first taste of snow play

 Bao Bao, a panda born just over a year ago at Washington`s National Zoo to the capital city`s great delight, played in the snow for the first time on Tuesday.

Beirut airport briefly closed by winter storm, schools shut

 A fierce winter storm lashing the east coast of the Mediterranean forced a brief closure of Beirut airport on Tuesday, the National News Agency reported.

Himachal continues to reel under cold wave conditions

Intense cold wave conditions continued unabated in most parts of Himachal Pradesh even as the weather remained dry today with some relief from rains and snow.