Blizzard paralyses north-east US and Atlantic Canada

Sunday, 10 February 2013 - 8:45

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A major snowstorm has brought swathes of the north-eastern US and eastern Canada to a standstill, leaving about half a million homes without power.

 

High winds and blizzard conditions have emptied the centre of Boston and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has banned all non-essential traffic.

 

Millions of people across New England have been warned to stay indoors.

 

The region's airports are closed.