A snowstorm which hit the US this weekend bringing with it chaos and disruption has been described as the "second biggest" storm of its kind that the country has ever faced.
At least 19 people died during the extreme weather and even now as travel bans across the country have been lifetd Americans are still dealing with the aftermath of the influx of snow.
ITV News' Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:
Schools in Washington will be closed on Monday as the city continues to deal with the aftermath of heavy snowfall which hit the United States this weekend.
Mayor Muriel Bowser confirmed the closures in a press conference on Sunday and urged the public to "stay off the roads" as snow removal efforts continued.
The worst of a huge snowstorm thought to have killed at least 19 people is over, forecasters have said.
The record-breaking blizzard saw more than 30 inches of snow fall in five states - New York, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Glengary in West Virginia topped the lot with 40 inches of snow, according to the Weather Channel.
Central Park in Manhattan saw 26.8 inches of snow, the second largest recorded since 1869.
Flights have been grounded and thousands of people were trapped in their homes without power on Saturday night.
The race is now on to clear as much snow as possible in time for the start of the working week.
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The blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow on New York City dropped 26.8 inches on Central Park in Manhattan, making it the second largest recorded since 1869.
The snowfall was 0.1 inch below the record set on February 11, 2006, the National Weather Service said.
Central Park storm total snow accumulation as of midnight was 26.8 inches. That makes this the second largest snowstorm since 1869 in NYC.
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At least 19 people in the USA's East Coast have died, mostly from traffic accidents caused by a blizzard with hurricane-force winds.
Thirteen people were killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.
One person died in Maryland and three in New York City while shoveling snow. Two died of hypothermia in Virginia, officials said.
Much of the region was brought to a standstill on Saturday with as much as 3ft of snow stranding thousands of travellers and causing perilous road conditions.
Hundreds of drivers were also stranded overnight in Kentucky on a long stretch of Interstate 75 south of Lexington because of a string of crashes and blowing snow.
Crews passed out snacks, fuel and water and tried to move cars one by one.
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New York has closed all bridges and tunnels into the city operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey because of blizzard conditions.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also said a travel ban on all roads in the southern part of the state and Long Island will begin at 2:30 pm local time.