Blizzard paralyses north-east US and Atlantic Canada

Sunday, 10 February 2013 - 8:45


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.