Gentle Sunshine Follows Blizzard — Great Timing

A pedestrian struggles to cope with the heavy snowfall in Times Square

With gorgeous blue skies and sunshine, the day was just right for snowball fights. On an average day, visitors can see from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument and the Capitol. /AFP / Olivier DoulieryOLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images A worker clears snow off the driveway of a car wash on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC on January 24, 2016.

The Roughriders have yet to formally announce Getzlaf's new deal, but it was confirmed by team sources on the weekend.

In addition to playing with the Roughriders, Getzlaf is a financial planner with Investors Group.

A New Jersey resident digs out her car.

Another person trying to dig out their vehicle found Perrotto's running car. However, there were concerns about lingering strong winds and melting snow, with streets in some New Jersey coastal towns filled with water and ice, raising the specter of flooding and dangerous black ice. On the coast, warm, moist air from the Atlantic Ocean collided with cold air to form the massive winter system, meteorologists said.

Their names have not been released.

It was the biggest snowstorm ever recorded for three cities - Baltimore (29.2 inches), Allentown, Pa. (31.9) and Harrisburg, Pa. (34), the National Weather Service said. Many of Saturday's scrubbed trips were from the New York area's three large airports.

In the Carolinas, utilities reported about 50,000 customers without power on Sunday, while more than 20,000 still had no electricity in New Jersey. And an elderly couple in Greenville, South Carolina, was poisoned by the generator in their garage after losing power. The heaviest official report was 42 inches, in Glengary, West Virginia.

On the New Jersey shore, a region hard-hit in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy, the storm drove flooding high tides. Service on the Long Island Railroad remains suspended, but Metro North trains will be operational again by noon, albeit on a limited timetable.

More than 5,100 flights were cancelled yesterday and over 3,300 more today, said FlightAware.com, the aviation data and tracking website. Theaters canceled Saturday matinee and evening performances at the urging of the mayor.

In some areas, the heavy snow meant roof collapses.

Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey were the hardest-hit areas outside New York and Washington. Officials warned people not to drive.

The shows must go on.

New York also lifted a travel ban Sunday. Got a little bit more than that. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, on his way home from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was also diverted, in his case to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where he checked in to a hotel.

Carnegie Hall remained shuttered Sunday. A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, strandin... There were no major outages on Long Island or in Connecticut. The MTA says the goal is to bring back service for the Monday morning commute.

The storm dropped 26.8 inches in Central Park, the second-most recorded since 1869 and just short of 26.9 inches set in February 2006.

As of 1 p.m., 16.2 inches of snow had fallen at La Guardia Airport, the National Weather Service said.

The majority of the deaths that occurred during the storm were on icy roads. The storm is forecast to head north toward New York City later in the day.

Delta said these plans are dependent on airport and security personnel being able to get to the terminals - a challenge with public transit shut down in some cities.

At least 18 people died in the storm, including a good Samaritan who was shot and killed on the side of a North Carolina highway when he stopped to help a stranded motorist who became belligerent, according to The Charlotte Observer.

The Phase II plan remains in effect, meaning all vehicles venturing out on city roads must have all-weather tires.

"Our tireless sanitation workers are out in full force and we must give them space to clear the roads".

New York and Baltimore began lifting travel restrictions and hearty souls ventured out on snow-choked streets, while mass transit systems up and down the coast gradually restored normal service.

New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo lifted a travel ban on New York City-area roads and on Long Island at 7am (1am Monday, NZ time).

Philadelphia and New York were expected to get 12 to 18inches (30 to 46 cm) of snow before the storm abates.

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