The governor of New York has told NBC New York that the state is involved in one of the largest clean-up mobilisations in its history after a massive winter blizzard left it under two and half feet of snow
More than a third of all the state's snow-removal equipment was sent to the area, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Almost 1,000 personnel and a total of close to 700 pieces of equipment, including more than 400 plow trucks and hundreds of snowblowers, trailers, and tow trucks, are being utilised.
Fourteen people have died and about 345,000 homes and business were left without power, the Associated Press is reporting, as the north-east of the US and Canada were hit by a blizzard that dumped up to 3 ft of snow on the most densely populated part of the region.
Utility companies in some hard-hit New England states predicted that the storm could leave some customers in the dark until Monday at least. Most of the power outages took place in Massachusetts.
The north-east of America will start digging itself out of a blizzard that dumped around three feet of snow, killed at least nine people and left about half a million without power.
Airports have been reopened but roads throughout the region remain treacherous, according to state transportation departments.
The storm contributed to at least five deaths in Connecticut and two each in New York state and Boston, including an 11-year-old boy.
The boy suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning after he climbed into the family car to keep warm while his father cleared snow. The engine was running but the exhaust was blocked.
A record breaking blizzard hammered the north-eastern United States today, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least five people dead.
The storm, that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, has dumped more than 3 feet (90 cm) of snow across the region, the National Weather Service said.
The US state of Massachusetts had a driving ban in force in some areas after around two feet of snow fell.
In the meantime, residents are finding other ways to get around - by foot or sled!
Some parts of north-east USA have been experiencing record snowfall including an astonishing 40 inches (1 metre) in Hamden, Connecticut.
- Hamden, Connecticut - 40 inches
- Glastonbury, Connecticut - 33.5
- Manchester, Connecticut - 32.0
- Portland, Massachusetts - 31.9
- New Boston, New Hampshire - 30.4
- West Glocester, Rhode Island - 27.6
An 11-year-old boy has died of carbon monoxide poisoning as he sat in a running car to keep warm, during a snowstorm that hit north east US, the Associated Press is reporting.
Boston Fire department spokesman Steve MacDonald said the boy was helping his father shovel the snow today but got cold, so his father started the car and the boy got inside.
Mr MacDonald said the car exhaust was covered by a snow bank, causing the fumes to collect in the vehicle.
When the boy was overcome by the fumes, his father went into respiratory arrest, and emergency workers took both to hospital. The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. No names were released.
Hundreds of people turned out to embrace the snow in New York's Central Park today, after a snowstorm hit the city. 11 and a half inches of snow reportedly fell overnight in the park.