Another snowstorm slams parts of US

Workers clearing a path in the snow in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington yesterday. (AP)

A second major snowstorm in less than a week struck the eastern United States yesterday, paralysing travel for millions, shutting down the US capital, and forcing school closures from Virginia to New York.

The National Weather Service forecast that the storm, dubbed Snoverkill by the local media, would dump up to 14 inches of fresh snow on the mid-Atlantic region.

This comes on top of the three feet of snow from the weekend's powerful blizzard, much of which remains on the ground.

Federal government offices in the US capital closed yesterday for the third straight day – a first since 1996 – while local schools prepared to remain closed until next week.

 

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