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Non-emergency vehicles banned on NYC roads due to snow

27 January 2015 Last updated at 08:11 GMT

The north-east of America is battening down the hatches to prepare for a massive snowstorm.

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts have declared states of emergency and 50 million people are expected to wake up to a foot of snow on Tuesday.

Non-emergency vehicles have been banned on New York City's 6,000 miles of roads after 23:00 local time.

Watch Ricky's report.