The late winter storm, dubbed Stella, slammed the eastern seaboard and brought life to a standstill.
The National Weather Service called it a “rapidly intensifying” storm that affected approximately 50 million people from Virginia to Maine.
Stella comes on the heels of record-high temperatures for a short period in February in the region.
In Washington, DC federal government employees were told to work from home if possible or arrive three hours late.
Parts of northern Pennsylvania reported nearly 16 inches of snow before 9 am, with the mountains there and in upstate New York recording over two feet.
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