Snow, floods and winds: Images of massive U.S. winter storm

A winter storm overtook the Eastern U.S. on Saturday, blanketing parts of the area in knee-deep snow.

Images from across the region show cars caught in snowbanks, rising floodwaters and winter enthusiasts happy for an opportunity to ski down the street.

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Digging car out during storm in New Jersey

A motorist shovels snow to free up a vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike during a snowstorm, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Port Reading, N.J. (AP/Julio Cortez)

New York's Times Square during snowstorm

Bella Fraker, 10, of Atlanta, stands high on a snow pile as she poses for a family photo in New York's Times Square Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, as a large winter storm rolls up the East Coast. (AP/Craig Ruttle)

Snow and ice at World's Fair Park in Knoxville

Snow and ice cover World's Fair Park in Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Man skiis down street during U.S. snowstorm

Bryan Gold skis down 13th Street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, as he heads to a friends home to check up on them. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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.

Making the best of #snowmageddon and going on a National Mall adventure!

A photo posted by Kevin Keating (@kevinnkeating) on

A photo posted by nimbus (@li.zhujun) on

Plows are out but wind is fierce #blizzard2016pic.twitter.com/m7lQqja02s

— Joy Malbon (@JoyCTV) January 23, 2016

Elsewhere in the nation’s capital, one of the Smithsonian National Zoo's resident pandas, Tian Tian, enjoyed frolicking in the fresh powder.

Tian Tian, giant panda at our @nationalzoo, does #snowzilla better than all of us #blizzard2016pic.twitter.com/6lXHXQF9QX

— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) January 23, 2016

In New York City, snow coated skyscrapers and Central Park treetops.

Fifth Avenue, dressed in white. ??

A photo posted by Ashley Mayo (@ashleykmayo) on

The Day After Tomorrow

A photo posted by Alex Coon (@alexcoon) on

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.

Sledding down the steps of @columbia #snowzilla

A photo posted by Melanie Elyse Brewster (@melaniebrewster) on

Snow also struck Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Live from downtown Baltimore ???#winterstormjonas

A video posted by Chris Williams (@chrisjwill84) on

#southphilly #genos #blizzardjonas #blizzardjonas2016

A photo posted by Freakin Rika (@freakinrika) on

While Atlantic City streets became flooded with icy water.

#cityUnderWater #flooding #ACnj #wow

A video posted by I,MadmanAC (@i_madman_ac) on

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



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