US & Canada

In pictures: Snow storm hits north-eastern US

Residents of cities across much of the north-eastern United States have woken up to heavy snow, with up to 60cm (24in) falling in places across New York state, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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Image caption Many areas in the north-eastern US are blanketed in snow, although in New York City it was less deep than originally feared.
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Image caption In New York City, forecasts were downgraded and a driving ban was lifted. The mayor said the city had "dodged a bullet".
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Image caption New York's Times Square, usually packed during rush hour, was quiet on Tuesday morning.
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Image caption Central Park became an unlikely winter sports venue.
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Image caption But elsewhere in New York State, the snow fell much more heavily, like here on Long Island.
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Image caption Massachusetts saw some of the heaviest snowfalls.
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Image caption Forecasters say blizzard conditions will continue in the Boston area throughout the day.
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Image caption Schools are expected to remain closed until Wednesday.
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Image caption The public has been asked to avoid travel unless completely necessary.
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Image caption The storm is expected to move into Canada next.