US east coast begins clean up after huge snow storm

  • 25 January 2016
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Jack and Zara report on the snow from Washington DC

People on the east coast of the US are starting to clear up after a massive snow storm.

The huge blizzard has left more than a metre of snow in some places and caused chaos across several cities.

Many schools are closed today. In New York a record 67 centimetres of snow fell in the city's famous central park.

Many people spent the weekend sledging, taking part in snowball fights or just staying safe indoors.

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What's been happening in the US?
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Image caption A woman decorates a snowman in Times Square as all cars but emergency services were banned from driving on the road in New York City.

More than four thousand flights were cancelled and airports were closed across the region.

US kids have been sending us special reports on the storm.

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Transport was suspended as snowploughs struggled to clear streets, and parked cars were left buried under snow. The transport ban has now been lifted in New York but in Washington DC, the metro is set to remain closed.

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Image caption A woman crosses the street in front of a snow plow in the Brooklyn in New York City. Some people have died and there has been a lot of car accidents.

It's thought 29 people have died because of the weather so far.

Weather forecasters say the blizzard is weakening as it heads out towards the Atlantic Ocean.

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Image caption An ambulance gets stuck in the snow in Chelsea during blizzard condition in New York. Over a foot of snow fell in the city in 24 hours.
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Image caption A lady shovels a pavement after a snowstorm in Washington, DC.
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Image caption Workers clear snow from a pavement in Washington DC in the US as millions of people were told to stay indoors.
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Image caption A two year old boy helps his dad shovel snow in Washington DC in America.
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Image caption People clear snow from their car in Arlington, Virginia in America.

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