Zee Media Bureau
Ottawa: The deadly storm that pummelled US East Coast has now struck eastern Canada.
An alert has been sounded by the authorities with heavy snowfall and strong winds are expected in the area from Quebec to Newfoundland, the BBC reported.
The Trans-Canada Highway has also been reportedly partly closed.
The storm had earlier hit US East Coast causing damage equal to “aftermath of a hurricane.”
Heavy snowfall was recorded in a time span of day from North Carolina to Boston and over 20 deaths in the US were reported due to storm, the report further stated.
Thousands of flights in US were affected with schools and government offices remaining closed.
Power lines were also affected leaving thousands of homes without electricity.
Around 57 centimeters of snow was reported in one Pennsylvania County. Parts of upstate New York got up to 68.5 centimeters. Washington, DC, received 23 centimeters of snow yesterday, while New York City got nearly 25 centimeters, a news agency reported.