Preparations are underway for what has been described as a "potentially historic" snowstorm which is set to hit the north eastern states in the US.
Meteorologists have predicted around 60 centimetres of snow will fall in several areas with winds gusting to 100 kilometres per hour.
Panic buying has been reported in some shops in preparation for the storm which is set to rage through Friday night. The city of New York where memories of October's hurricane Sandy are still fresh has been put on alert.
A huge snowstorm is expected to bring blizzard conditions and hurricane-force winds to the Northeast. The massive storm could drop two feet of snow in New England, and is expected to hit Friday. (Feb. 7)