Bitterly cold US digs out of north-east snow
NEW YORK (AFP) - Millions of American commuters braved miserable conditions across the East coast on Wednesday after a fierce storm dumped almost a foot of snow from the Mid-Atlantic to New England.
Federal government stumbled and slipped back to work as bitter wind chills kept temperatures 10 to 25 degrees below average with hundreds of flights cancelled and roads still icy.
Wednesday saw little of the snow that had blanketed the region overnight, but fierce winds and biting temperatures prolonged the suffering, and many schools and offices remained shut.
In New York, the mercury would not rise beyond -10 deg C but bone-chilling gusts made it feel as low as -25 deg C, the National Weather Service said.