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PHOTOS: Momentous Storm Wreaks Havoc, Buries East Coast

By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
February 15, 2014; 2:38 AM ET
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On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, a historic snow and ice event began, first striking the Deep South.

With the storm underway, five states declared states of emergency, as more than half a million customers lost power throughout Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina on Wednesday.

By Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, the storm moved up into the I-95 corridor spreading a swath of heavy snow across the region and impacting many of the Northeast's major cities including, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York, Albany, Boston and Bangor.

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Up to 28 inches of snow were reported in some regions of Virginia, as thunder sleet was seen around the Baltimore area.

So far the storm has canceled more than 10,000 flights between Wednesday and Thursday and has killed at least twenty people across the South and Northeast.

Live updates on the storm can be found here.

A storm begins to plow through North Carolina on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, dumping snow and ice on the region. (Photo/Holly McCoy)

Snow blankets the graves of veterans in New Bern National Cemetery in New Bern, N.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (Photo/Zach Frailey)

Ice coats trees and railings at the popular Broadway at the Beach tourist attraction in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, as a winter storm moves through South Carolina. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

The weight of snow and ice brought multiple trees down in Aiken, S.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, after a severe winter storm hit the region. (Twitter/Rachel Joyce)

Branches are engulfed in ice after a major winter storm swept through Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (Instagram Photo/sherri9)

Thick ice encloses a car window in Myrtle Beach, S.C., during a historic storm that overwhelmed the South Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (Instagram/mtrudeauphoto)

High Point University in High Point, N.C., is barely visible as snow rapidly falls on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. (Twitter Photo/@HighPointU)

Workers remove trees and snapped power poles brought down in the road during a winter storm on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Doraville, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Residents watch the snow mount from indoors on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Lansdale, Pa. (Photo/Niamh Hennessey)

It was a snowy scene along Pollock Road as Penn State University students were let out early due to inclement weather on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (Photo/Brad Guay)

A bicyclist rides through a snowstorm in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Winchester, Mass., is a winter wonderland as a storm moving up the East Coast buries the state in snow on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2013. (Photo/Kristen Rodman)

A long line of travelers winds around the atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport when operations return after the effects of a major winter storm halted flights for three days, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)


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