Almost a foot and a half of snow has fallen in many states, causing major travel disruption and closing many public buildings.
The storm stretched 1,000 miles between Kentucky and Massachusetts, but hit especially hard along the heavily populated corridor between Philadelphia and Boston.
But unlike the similarly cold weather earlier this month, it has not been caused by a kink in the so-called "polar vortex" - the winds that circulate around the North Pole.
The driver of the car pictured above walked away from unharmed from this accident in Jacksonville, Baltimore
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