'Snowmageddon' hits Washington area





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The US capital and the states surrounding it have been paralysed by the worst snowstorm in decades, which started on Friday.

Authorities in Washington D.C. and several states including - Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania - have declared a state of emergency.

More than half a metre of snow's been dumped, cutting off the power to more than a hundred thousand homes.

Transportation for many is at a standstill as airports shut down and public transport systems have been severely crippled.

President Barack Obama has nicknamed the storm "Snowmageddon".

Al Jazeera's Todd Baer reports from Washington, D.C.

[February 7, 2010]

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