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    • A woman walks in the snow during a snow storm in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, 1 February 2021.
    • Local residents walk their dogs near Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
    • A woman poses for a photo as snow continues to fall in Times Square on 1 February 2021 in New York City. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a State of Emergency as a nor'easter brings blizzard-like conditions with up to 18 inches of snow into the city.
    • A bicycle food delivery worker rides through heavy snow that fell at a rate of several inches an hour on 1 February 2021, in the Soho neighbourhood of New York City after a nor'easter dumped nearly a foot-and-a-half of snow on the area.
    • A man cleans a car during in Weehawken, New Jersey on 1 February 2021. A powerful winter storm is dumping snow along a stretch of the US east coast including New York City on 1 February 2021, after blanketing the nation's capital.
    • The Korean War Veterans Memorial covered in snow.
    • A man skis through the East Village during the coronavirus outbreak, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., 1 February 2021.
    • A man delivers food on his electric bicycle as he rides past snow-covered dining tables in midtown during a snowstorm, Monday, 1 February 2021, in New York.
    • People make a giant snow ball during a winter storm at Brighton Beach, New York, U.S., 1 February 2021.
    • A woman tries to protect her face while walking in white-out conditions in Jersey City, N.J., 1 February 2021. A sprawling, lumbering winter storm is walloping the Eastern U.S., shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit. With snow falling since Sunday evening, New York City and northern New Jersey braced for as much as 22 inches of snow, and parts of New England for a foot or more.
    • A dog plays in the snow during a snow storm in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., 1 February 2021.
    • Children sled on the steps of Federal Hall on Wall St. across from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during a snow storm in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., 1 February 2021.
    • A worker covered in snow clears a street during a snow storm during the pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., 1 February 2021.
    • People walk through snow-covered streets along Manhattan on 1 February 2021 in New York City. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a State of Emergency as a nor'easter is expected to bring blizzard-like conditions with up to 18 inches of snow into the city.
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    A woman walks in the snow during a snow storm in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, 1 February 2021.

    On Monday, a powerful winter storm hit the US east coast forcing New York City’s authorities to declare a state of emergency in the area.

    A heavy winter storm has pummelled much of northeastern America over the last two days, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled as a result, disrupting travel for scores of people.

    In New York, where more than 16 inches of snow fell early on Monday morning, City Mayor Bill De Blasio restricted non-essential travel from 6 am to 11 pm starting the same day, with public schools closing on Tuesday.

    The National Weather Service announced on Monday that travel along and west Interstate 95 corridor, a highway stretching from Miami to the Canadian border, is also likely to be affected by the storm.

     

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