Winter storm pummels East Coast

  • Today’s storm in New York made travel a challenge. Many people stayed home, but schools were open.
  • New Yorkers braved yet another storm, this time a mix of snow, frozen rain, and high winds.
  • A child holds an umbrella as she walks to school during a snowstorm on Feb. 13, 2014 in New York City. Heavy snow and high winds made for a hard morning commute in the city.
  • New Yorkers braved yet another storm, this time a mix of snow, frozen rain, and high winds. 
  • The mix of snow and frozen rain made for a messy commute in New York City today.
  • New Yorkers braved yet another storm this week, this time the storm was a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain.
  • Max Killough, an actor, pauses for a smoke on the Pulaski Bridge between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City
  • Commuters make their way through heavy snow in New York on Feb. 13, 2014.
  • Up to 18 inches of snow are expected in the Northeast by the time this storm ends.
  • City workers tried to keep up with a fast-moving storm that moved through New York in Feb. 13, 2014.
  • The mix of snow, rain, and wind, made for a messy commute and many broken umbrellas in New York City.
  • Peter, who wished not to give his last name, shovels snow on the corner of McGuinnes Blvd. and Green St. in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
  • Another winter storm hit New York on Thursday, leaving a mess of snow and slush across the city.
  • Despite the nasty conditions, New Yorkers still expressed their flair for fashion during the most recent storm to hit the city.
  • Commuters wait on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority platform for a train in heavy snow in the Queens borough of New York on Feb.13, 2014.
  • New Yorkers went about their days despite the challenges posed by inclement weather brought on by the most recent storm to batter the city.
  • A snow plow clears a road in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Wednesday. The southeast braced for another storm as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Wednesday and into Thursday.
  • A car creeps along on a snow-covered rural road near Newtown, Pa. on Feb. 13, 2014. After pummeling wide swaths of the Southeast, a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region as it marched Northeast and threatened more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions of residents.
  • Snow falls in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday in Washington, DC. The east coast was hit with a winter snow storm with the Washington area expecting up to 8 inches of snow before it ends.
  • Young people make ‘snow angel’ shapes in the snow in front of the Lincoln Memorial yesterday as a heavy snow storm hits Washington, DC.
  • A person makes their way down S. Union St. as snow falls on Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.



Winter storm Pax ripped through the Northeast early Thursday morning, blanketing the region in snow and ice.

By early Thursday morning, Washington, D.C., had nearly a foot of snow; up the northeastern corridor, snowfall totals are expected to reach up to 18 inches in certain areas, causing school closures and transit delays.

Pax has been ravaging the South since Tuesday with snow, ice, and freezing rain, adding yet another storm to this winter’s punishing weather; Georgia was particularly hard hit, with state troopers responding to more than 200 car crashes and with 200,000 Georgians out of power.

The storm will test already taxed state and city infrastructure systems, that reported salt shortages during the last massive winter storm.

Air and ground travel has been stunned by the storm, with more than 5000 flights grounded. Streets, highways, and train lines have also been stunned by the wintery conditions, leaving travellers stranded by delays and traffic warnings.

At least 13 storm-related fatalities have been reported so far, most from traffic related crashes.