Hundreds of flights and many trains and were cancelled, and aboveground New York City subway service stopped in the early afternoon on Monday.
Weather officials in Japan warned that there will be more heavy snow this weekend, mainly in the mountainous areas of Hokkaido, Hokuriku and Kanto-Koshin regions.
Officials said they didn't expect the winter blast to disrupt vaccine distribution
In the past two months, about 400,000 tonnes of snow were removed from Norilsk.
Freezing rain began pummelling Vladivostok overnight Thursday after a cyclone carrying hot air met an anticyclone carrying cold air.
About 50 people are stuck at the Haukeli mountain pass (Haukeliseter Fjellstue) in southern Norway, due to a heavy winter storm.
Powerful Storm Gloria swept parts of Spain with high winds, heavy rain and snow forcing the closure of Alicante airport, disrupting 190 flights. The Ports of Gandia and Formentera were also closed.
Storm Gloria has brought heavy rain and snowfall across Spain, with the eastern litoral bearing the brunt of it.
Residents in St John's, Newfoundland, shovel snow after more than 28 inches (70 centimeters) of snow fell in 24 hours in the provincial capital.
It was so bad a state of emergency was declared.
A private helicopter could be seen on Friday (January 11) using its propellers to remove thick layers of snow on top of trees along the highway connecting the towns of Taufkirchen and Holzkirchen, close to the German city of Munich.
Heavy snowfall in Austria and Germany resulted in the deaths of seven people, Austrian media reported on January 7, with thousands cut off in mountain regions.
A second winter storm in under a week has battered the northeastern United States, grounding planes, closing schools and knocking out electricity.
Burst pipes leave thousands without water while several meters of snow in Wales and Cumbria means some communities have been cut off for nearly a week.