PHOTOS: Scenes from a thousand-mile winter storm

The Northeast is blanketed in up to 16 inches of snow. Here are some of the day's best photos


Lindsay Abrams
January 22, 2014 9:59PM (UTC)

It snowed Tuesday. Everywhere, seemingly, and the harsh conditions are expected to continue well into Wednesday as East Coast residents begin to dig themselves out.

The winter storm stretched nearly 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts, grounding about 3,000 commercial flights, shutting down government offices in D.C. and closing schools nearly everywhere -- except New York City. Manalapan, N.J., was slammed with nearly 16 inches of snow; Philadelphia and New York got about 14 inches each, while Boston was let off relatively lightly.

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The extreme cold, meanwhile, was expected to be anywhere from 10 to 25 degrees below average across the eastern half of the U.S., throwing those who rely on propane to heat their homes further into crisis as fuel costs soared.

Somewhat ironically, heavy traffic and unsafe road conditions led to the cancellation of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inauguration party, which was to have taken place Tuesday night on Ellis Island.

Associated Press photographers braved the weather to capture scenes from across the thousand-mile storm, as did the good folks on Instagram. Here's how things were looking late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning:

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