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‘Snowmageddon’ brings chaos to U.S. East Coast as Washington DC braces itself for worst blizzard in 90 years

UK Daily Mail [1]
Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Nearly 2ft of snow fell on Washington today with President Barack Obama dubbing the whiteout ‘Snowmageddon’.

And as the blizzard hit the US capital forecasters warned tonight that some of it could be heading to the UK this week.

Flights were cancelled and roads blocked. But Mr Obama managed to venture out of the White House to make his comment at a Democratic Party meeting.

At least two people were killed and more than 200,000 homes were without power due to ‘thigh-high’ drifts – thought to be the heaviest snowfall in the city for 90 years.

BA cancelled one flight from London to Washington and another to Baltimore. Its flights from Philadelphia and Washington to Heathrow were stuck in the US on Friday night.

Tonight the Met Office warned of snow showers tomorrow, mainly in the east, possibly continuing until Friday.

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