Storm dumps more than a foot of snow in Northeast US

A swirling storm clobbered parts of the mid-Atlantic and the urban Northeast in the US on Tuesday, dumping nearly 45 centimeters of snow, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the US capital and making a mess of the evening commute.


The storm stretched 1,600 kilometers between Kentucky and Massachusetts but hit especially hard along the heavily populated corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, creating perilous rides home for millions of motorists. (AP)