Travel misery as blizzard warnings hit north-east US
A band of frigid weather snaking its way up the east coast of the US threatens to bring blizzards and a foot of snow to New York City and New England.
Airlines grounded hundreds of flights yesterday in anticipation of the storm, affecting major airports including New York's JFK and Newark.
Travel misery began a day earlier in parts of the south, where a rare white Christmas came with reports of dozens of car crashes.
The north-east is expected to get the brunt of the storm. Forecasters issued blizzard warnings for New York City, Rhode Island and most of eastern Massachusetts, including Boston.
By early yesterday, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina had declared states of emergency.