- Category: World News
- Published Saturday, January 23, 2016
- CTV News
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.
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)
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 cover World's Fair Park in Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. (Adam Lau/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)
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.
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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