Clean Up After Deadly Blizzard in New York

Millions of people across Eastern United States faced huge challenges today (Jan 25th) at the start of the work week, following a massive snowstorm that virtually paralysed many cities.

Public transport has been patchy, many roads are still treacherous and airports remain severely disrupted.

Government buildings in Washington and many schools remained closed.  Near record snowfall swept from the capital to New York, with at least 29 deaths reported since Friday (Jan 22nd).

The fatalities were as a result of car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks suffered while shovelling snow. Many East Coast residents spent Sunday digging out their cars and clearing pathways of snow which reached about 3ft (91cm) in five states.

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