Rare snowstorm causes chaos in US

More than three million homes in the north-east of the United States have been left without power after a rare October snowstorm.

The record-breaking snow was heaviest in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, where two-and-a-half feet fell.

Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York were also hit.

Authorities say at least nine people have been killed in snow related accidents, including an 84-year-old man who died after a tree laden with snow fell through his home.

The transport network has also been also badly affected, with roads and railways coming to a standstill.

Passengers on board an Amtrak train bound for Boston were stranded for 13 hours when a rockslide blocked the tracks in central Massachusetts.

There were reports 126 passengers were stuck for more than seven hours on Saturday on the tarmac at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Connecticut, without food, water or working toilets.

Airports are slowly returning to a normal service.