(BBC) – A powerful snowstorm is sweeping through the north-eastern US, with warnings in place for 14 states affecting more than 60 million people.
Forecasters said the storm could dump up to two feet of snow in an area stretching from eastern Pennsylvania to New York’s Catskill Mountains, with a foot or more in the rest of the north-east.
Six people were also hurt in a separate multi-car collision in New York City, involving 27 vehicles.
US Secretary for Transportation Elaine Chao warned those in the path of the storm “to know that’s expected for your area and don’t drive in dangerous conditions”.
Bob Oravec, a Weather Service meteorologist told the New York Times: “The snowstorm is going to have a huge impact on travel. It will be an issue, but it is not going to be an event that is too long lasting.”