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US north-east battered by 'historic' snowstorm

9 February 2013 Last updated at 08:36 GMT

Thick snow is blanketing the north-eastern US as a major storm cuts power to thousands of homes and plays havoc with transport schedules.

Millions of residents were warned to stay indoors in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and Maine.

Meteorologists say the storm could be New England's worst for decades.