US northeast braces for monster snowstorm

Monday, 26 January 2015 - 20:53

The US northeast braced for a monster winter storm, with residents snapping up supplies ahead of what New York City's mayor warned could be a blizzard "the likes of which we've never seen before".

The stage was set for a possibly historic "nor'easter" that would affect an area from central New Jersey to the Canadian border from Monday to Wednesday.

Officials in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington urged residents to stay home as they prepared for a storm that could dump up to three feet of snow in some areas.