A bicycle is buried by snow in the Queens borough of New York.
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US north-east battles first major snow storm of 2014

The north-eastern US has been hit by a major winter storm, with 53cm (21 inches) of snowfall recorded in one town in Massachusetts.

Thousands of flights have been cancelled as heavy snowfall moved eastward from the Midwestern states.

The New York and New Jersey governors have declared a state of emergency, urging people to stay indoors.

Nick Childs reports.

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