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Arctic blast freezes US, Canada amid NY airport chaos

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:45 AM

The big chill follows a winter storm, dubbed a 'bomb cyclone' by forecasters, which is blamed for at least 19 deaths in the United States, based on US media reports

BOMB CYCLONE. A man walks on the snow covered boardwalk during a snow storm on January 4, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Mammoth 'Snowzilla' blizzard blankets eastern US

Jan 23, 2016 - 8:17 AM

UPDATED The snowstorm is expected to last until early Sunday

SNOWSTORM. Pedestrians walk during snowfall, on Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, January 22, 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Millions in US brace for monster blizzard

Jan 22, 2016 - 12:51 AM

2nd UPDATE Forecasters say the US capital and the surrounding area could see up to two feet of snow accumulate in a short time from Friday to Saturday January 22 to January 23 coupled with fierce winds

PREPPING FOR THE STORM. A picture made available on January 21, 2016 of fire truck drives down a snow-covered road during snowfall, in downtown Washington, DC, USA, late January 20, 2016. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

New York travel ban lifted after snowstorm

Jan 27, 2015 - 9:46 PM

A travel ban imposed in 13 counties is lifted with updates made available on what public transport would be up and running

TRAVEL UNBANNED. A man walks past Swiss artist Peter Regli Reality Hacking No. 320 'Snow Monsters 2015' during a winter storm in New York, New York, USA, 26 January 2015.Jason Szenes/EPA

Up to 11 dead in Japan snow storms

Dec 19, 2014 - 1:34 PM

The northern and central parts of Japan are lashed by strong winds dumping huge quantities of snow over the last few days disrupting travel and cutting off isolated communities

SNOW STORM. A handout picture dated 17 December 2014 shows a Japan Coast Guard vessel anchored at a port during a storm in Nemuro on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. A blizzard pummeled the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on 18 December, killing one woman and bringing the region's traffic to a standstill, local media reported. Kushiro Shimbun/EPA

Snowstorm traps rock band Interpol

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:43 AM

The band misses one performance and cancels another

More travel chaos in Japan as snow storm kills 3

Feb 15, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Snow piled up to 26 cms 10 inches by early Saturday a week after the heaviest snowfall in decades left at least 11 people dead and more than 1 200 injured across the nation

SNOW STORM. A fresh snow storm hit Japan, disrupting rail and road travel, grounding more than 100 flights and adding to the piles left behind by an earlier blanketing. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

'Snowmaggedon' takes aim at winter-weary US east

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:00 AM

The storm wrapped Washington DC in deep fluffy snow closing much of the federal government and blotted visibility in New York City

'SNOWMAGGEDON.' The DC area received its first significant winter storm beginning Wednesday night February 12th, with continued mixed winter weather expected throughout Thursday. Photo by Branden Smialowski/AFP

Storm stops all flights in and out of New York

Feb 09, 2013 - 8:08 AM

LaGuardia and Newark Liberty Airport stops all flights due to the winter storm that is battling the East Coast of the United States

WINTER STORM. New York City along with much of the Northeast is expected to get a foot or more of snow through Saturday, February 9, afternoon with possible record-setting blizzard conditions expected. Heavy snow warnings are in effect from New Jersey through southern Maine. Photo by AFP

Travel chaos as deadly storm hits northeast US

Dec 28, 2012 - 10:24 AM

More than 3 000 flights have been cancelled since Christmas Day as the storm wreaked havoc from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes before heading northeast

SNOWY HOLIDAYS. Two girls run through past their snowman on December 27, 2012 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. A serious winter storm that caused tornados in the South on Christmas Day swept across the Northeast on Thursday, bringing snow, sleet, rain and causing dangerous travel conditions. Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images/AFP