Photos of the Week: 64 Percent of the Nation Covered in Snow

By Kristen Rodman, Staff Writer
February 8, 2014; 4:11 AM ET
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A series of winter storms overwhelmed the Midwest and Northeast this week, covering nearly 64 percent of the nation in snow.

Arriving only hours after the completion of the 2014 Super Bowl, the first round of snow barreled through the Northeast I-95 corridor, burying areas from Washington, D.C., to New York City and Boston on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.

As fans tried to return home from the game, thousands of flights were canceled or delayed out of most of the Northeast's major airport hubs, including Philadelphia International and Newark International airports.

Quick on the storm's heels, another snowstorm unleashed a fury of ice and snow on more than 100 million people spanning from Colorado to Maine Tuesday through Wednesday, Feb. 4 and 5, 2014.

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Multiple states declared states of emergency in the wake of the storm, as more than ten states were inundated under a foot of snow.

On the national scale more than 3,270 flights were cancelled due to the inclement weather and after the storm subsided more than half of a million were left without power.

The snow creates a peaceful, wintery scene in East Glacier Park, Mont., on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (AccuWeather Fan Photo/mikeyg733)

Pedestrians walk down a snowy street in Chelsea, a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, after a winter storm dumped six to eight inches of snow on the city on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. (Photo/Jordan Lage)

A snowstorm blankets New York City, only one day after the Super Bowl, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, creating numerous travel headaches for thousands trying to return home. (Twitter Photo/Charles Koh)

Trees are encrusted in ice after a winter storm swept through Sardis, Ark., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (Photo/Caryn Denyse Burge)

Dogs play in the snow in Washington Park on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

A branch is covered in ice after a storm left Morristown, N.J., buried under ice on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2014. (AccuWeather Fan Photo/elizabethbran)

At Michigan Tech's winter carnival, celebrating the snow, Phi Kappa Tau presented their snow statue on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, with a caption reading, "As the snow falls from above, a beast discovers love." This was the fraternity division winner. (Flickr Photo/Michigan Tech)

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