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Mon 27 Dec 2010 12:20 PM

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Snowstorm slams US East coast

Blizzard unleashes powerful winds dumping up to 18 inches of snow on some areas

Snowstorm slams US East coast
People walk through the afternoon snow in Manhattan's Union Square December 26, 2010 in New York City. A winter storm is pounding the East Coast of the US and is expected to deliver a foot of snow for New York City and New England while snarling post-Christmas travel (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
Many motorists heeded warnings to stay off of the roads. Traffic moved slowly on the region's highways, though New York-area bridges and tunnels remained open. Some bridges had reduced speed limits imposed (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
Personnel work to remove snow at Lincoln Financial Field on December 26, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles was postponed by the NFL (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
A person walks down the street during a blizzard on December 26, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
At least 2,000 flights in the region had been canceled and the Amtrak passenger rail service between New York and Boston was suspended (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
Six states, including Massachusetts and Maine, declared state of emergency (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
A man cleans the sidewalk in front of Geno's Steaks during a blizzard on December 26, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
A general view of Lincoln Financial Field during a blizzard on December 26, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles was postponed by the NFL (Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
People walk through the afternoon snow in Manhattan's Union Square December 26, 2010 in New York City(Getty Images)
Snowstorm slams US East coast
A woman jogs during a snowstorm in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Cobble Hilll December 26, 2010 in New York City (Getty Images)