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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Families have been taking to the snow-covered slopes for a spot of sledding.
Scott Ramsey and his family built snowmen and sledded down the hills in mid Sussex.
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As snow sweeps across parts of the UK, some people have been posting pictures of snow on social media.
Yellow warnings have been issued for snow and ice covering the South East, London, through to Birmingham, and into areas such as Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield, up into the North West and parts of Scotland
Travellers have been told to expect icy conditions across a swathe of the country as a 100-mile wide corridor of snow has seen some Britons waking up to frosty conditions.
There are 12 yellow warnings for snow and ice in place across the South East, London, Birmingham, and into areas such as Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield, up into the North West and parts of Scotland.
The Met Office said snow had been "expected to fall along a relatively narrow corridor" and forecaster Sophie Yeomans said "that band of sleet and snow is staying over the country, but it is dying out".
Of the band of snow which has moved eastwards across Britain, she said: "In low-lying areas some people might be waking up to 2-4cm of snow and possibly more, 5-10cm, on the higher ground. There could be a dusting for many places."
Swathes of Britain have been blanketed in snow with forecasters warning more is on the way.
Twelve yellow “be aware” alerts for ice have been issued across Scotland, north-west England, the Midlands, southern England and London.
Many families have been playing outside, taking to the slopes of the Brecon Beacon National Park in Wales to toboggan and build snowmen.
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