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Heavy blizzard expected to hit US east coast, 120K homes without power


A life-threatening blizzard which is expected to pound a record 30 inches of snow has hit most part of the US’ east coast including Capital Washington DC, leaving more than 120,000 homes without electricity and paralysing lives of millions of people in the region.

The States most effected by the blizzard are North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York, in addition to Washington DC.

As per the latest count, more than 120,000 homes were left without electricity as the monstrous snow storm with gusty winds started pounding several inches of snow across the region yesterday.

A State of emergency has been declared in about half a dozen States along the region and the national capital of Washington DC as the blizzard is expected to pound a record 30 inches of snow over the weekend.

“We have a forecast that we did not had in 90 years. It has life-and-death implication, and all the residents of the District of Columbia should treat it that way,” Washington DC Mayor Miriel E Bowser said, adding the District National Guard has been deployed for duty.

“The combination of heavy snowfall and strong winds will produce whiteout conditions and extremely dangerous travel,” the National Weather Service said.


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