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Snowstorms continue to hit northeast US

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Snowstorms continue to hit northeast US


The northeastern United States continues to be battered by snow storms.

Parts of up-state New York have been blanketed by around 80 centimetres of snow in this, the third storm this month.

It is much the same story in New Jersey and in Pennsylvania. Dozens of students had to sleep overnight in a church after their buses were caught in snow drifts.

One girl said: “We were going up a hill, and then it started to slide all over the place and then the boys started jumping because they thought it would make the tyres go, and then the back of the bus smashed into this brick wall thing, and then we were stuck.”

New York City was blanketed by more than 50 centimetres of snow; with the February total now over 90 centimetres, it is the snowiest month on record in the Big Apple. In Central Park, one man was killed on Thursday when he was struck by a snow-laden branch in strong winds.

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