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In pictures: Winter Storm Jonas looms large on social media

© Phil Rowan, Instagram | Instagram user @phillio9295 snapped this snow-covered street in Brooklyn on January 23, 2016

Text by Joseph BAMAT

Latest update : 2016-01-24

The eastern seaboard of the United States faced a near-record snowfall over the weekend, widely limiting business and travel in the region. FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the photos of Winter Storm Jonas being shared on social media.

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FRANCE 24's correspondent in Washington DC, Philip Crowther, took this picture in the nation’s paralysed capital. “Once upon a time this was a car”, he mused.

Instagram user @lara.mand captured a unique opportunity to ski in Midtown Manhattan.

#snow #storm #Jonas #newyork #timessquare #January2016

Une photo publiée par @lara.mand le

It was not a good day for grocery shopping across the East River, in Brooklyn.

#snowstorm #snow #blizzard #nyc #noreaster #brooklyn #churchAve #newyork #kensington

Une photo publiée par Courtney Zell (@teenytinyhorses) le

Or in the historic Quincy Market in downtown Boston.

#igersboston #quincymarket #faneuilhall #winterstormjonas #snow #canon2ti #boston #winter

Une photo publiée par David (@dj.odell) le

Much further inland, in Louisville, Kentucky, residents also enjoyed the fresh snow cover.

Cherokee Park ❄️ #ShareLouisville Photo: @rivercityfoodie

Une photo publiée par Share Louisville (@sharelouisville) le

The snow also trapped cars in the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Blizzard Season (almost complete) #snow #baltimore #blizzard

Une photo publiée par TOKIALEXANDER (@tokialexander) le

And the storm could even be seen from space. Toronto can be seen in the foreground, with Montreal on the left. Winter storm Jonas is rising in the background.

 

 

Date created : 2016-01-24

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