They’re calling it “Snowmageddon” – see the best pictures of the snow-storm of the century

Residents of America’s east coast are now under complete lockdown as what could be the nation’s worst-ever recorded blizzard intensifies.
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Residents of America’s east coast are now under complete lockdown as what could be the nation’s worst-ever recorded blizzard intensifies.

Some 85 million people are affected and all travel is now banned with New York already trying to deal with 30 inches of snow, and up to four feet in Maryland and West Virginia, CNN reports.

“This is bad, and it’s getting worse rapidly,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Worryingly, there are 50,000 homes in New Jersey without power and more than 50 people were forced to leave their homes due to flooding as strong winds pushed water from the ocean into the streets in Atlantic City.

America’s capital Washington is also under a blanket of 13 inches of snow with more to come.

So far there have been nine fatalities, six in North Carolina, two in Virginia and one in Kentucky, and 11 states have been declared states of emergency: Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Washington has declared a “snow emergency.”

Prior to the lockdown, social media users have shared some unbelievable images. At least one Washington resident was happy to see the snow:

Here are some of the best images, which have been shared under the hashtags #snowmageddon and #snowzilla.

Have you ever been caught in a blizzard? Was it frightening or did you have a hot drink and safe refuge?

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