Battered US east coast digs out, more snow expected

A woman digs her car out of the snow in Chevy Chase, Maryland. (AFP)

Hundreds of emergency crews battled yesterday to clear snow-clogged roads and restore power to thousands of homes across the US east coast before a new storm hits.

But despite their best efforts, the US capital remained largely paralysed, with the federal government announcing it will remain closed for at least one more day and scores of schools and local businesses remaining shut down.

An early morning freeze on Sunday gave way to warmer temperatures helping the big melt to get under way, but officials warned travel was still hazardous.

 

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