One resident of Washington seemed to be quite happy at the huge amount of snow that fell in the city and several parts of the US overnight.
The National Zoo posted a video on Twitter of Giant Panda Tian Tian rolling around in the white stuff and obviously unaffected by the cold.
A time lapse video of the snowfall in Washington shows the gradual build up of nearly two feet of snow from last night until this morning.
A snowstorm has brought over two feet of snow to the east coast of the US causing at least 10 deaths and a state of emergency in seven states.
The snow, which is still falling, is affecting at least 85 million people in more than 20 states. It has brought large parts of the US to a standstill with thousands of flights cancelled, streets deserted, shops shut, roads empty and transport networks barely operational.
A state of emergency was declared in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, New Jersey and parts of other states.
Below is some of the heaviest snowfall recorded up to 9am Eastern Standard Time:
The National Weather Centre has said the snow is expected to taper off by Sunday.
Parts of Washington have woken up to nearly two feet of snow, after blizzards claimed the lives of at least 10 people and caused numerous traffic incidents throughout the night.
ITVs' Matt Williams sent this video from Washington.
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The snow storm hitting the US has been captured from space by astronaut Scott Kelly.
Kelly tweeted a picture from the International Space Station and urged people to "stay safe."
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A winter storm that could bury parts of the US Middle Atlantic region under nearly three feet of snow slammed into Washington DC on Friday afternoon.
Streets in the nation's capital were almost deserted as the blizzard started to blanket the area.
Meanwhile, the White House released a photograph of the President working in the Oval office as the snowstorm hit the east coast.
- Video by ITV News Washington bureau news editor Matt Williams
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said the blizzard could have "life and death implications" for residents as the city braced for what could turn out to be one of the worst storms in its history.
The storm could dump two to two and a half feet (61 to 76cm) of snow on the capital and bring winds of 30 to 50 mph (48 to 80 kph) before winding down late on Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
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