Second snowstorm in a week for North America

A less severe snowstorm has hit the northeastern US and Canada, just a few days after a much bigger, deadlier system.

by
    The second snowstorm in a week saw much of the northeastern US and eastern Canada blanketed in snow.

    Accumulations of up to 20 centimetres were reported in southern New England. Further south, New York and Philadelphia saw a mix of rain and snow.

    There were transport problems, too, with a 20 vehicle pile-up reported in the I93 in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

    Nevertheless, this storm was much less severe than the one which developed on Christmas Day across the southern states, spawning 30 tornadoes and giving Little Rock, Arkansas its first snowy Christmas Day in more than 80 years.

    A total of 16 people are believed to have died in this storm, mainly as a result of traffic accidents.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.