Photo Gallery: US Snowstorm strands thousands

New York area takes the brunt of a storm that meandered across the country over the Christmas weekend before plowing up the East Coast.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 27, 2010 21:25

East Coast Snow 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

NEW YORK — A powerful East Coast blizzard marooned thousands of would-be air, rail and road travelers Monday, shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day, stranding buses on buried highways, and forcing New York City subway riders to spend a cold night in unheated trains.

The New York area took the brunt of a storm that meandered across the country over the Christmas weekend before plowing up the East Coast. States of emergency were declared in at least six states from the Carolinas on north. Jets got snowed in on the tarmac or never left the gate.

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