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US East Coast hit by early snow storms

An unseasonable snowstorm has hit the US East Coast, with some areas of New Jersey and Massachusetts seeing around 15in (40cm) of snow.

More than 2.2 million people lost their electricity supply from Maryland to Massachusetts.

In New York City, a new record for October snowfall was set when 1.3in fell in Central Park.

This video footage shows snowfall in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Vermont while in New York, Occupy Wall Street protesters said they were not deterred by the weather.

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