- Category: World News
- Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
- CTV News
Snow, ice, and floodwaters overtook parts of the Eastern U.S. on Saturday, as a massive winter storm made its way across the region.
The wintry weather inspired a frenzy of social media sharing and the hashtags “#Snowzilla” and “#Snowmageddon2016.”
In Washington, D.C., residents shared images of the White House and other government buildings blanketed in snow.
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Elsewhere in the nation’s capital, one of the Smithsonian National Zoo’s resident pandas, Tian Tian, enjoyed frolicking in the fresh powder.
In New York City, snow coated skyscrapers and Central Park treetops.
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And students at Columbia University took advantage of the snow day, putting down their books and breaking out their sleds for an afternoon on campus.
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Snow also struck Baltimore and Philadelphia.
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While Atlantic City streets became flooded with icy water.
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The storm prompted a state of emergency in New Jersey, shuttered businesses and transit systems in Washington, D.C. and stranded drivers on the Interstate-75 highway in Kentucky.
At least 10 deaths are being blamed on the storm, most of them from car accidents.
With files from the Associated Press