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In pictures: North America snow gridlock

A motorist gets help in Columbus, Ohio, 8 March 2008

Heavy snow has struck parts of North America with the US Midwest severely affected. 20 inches (50cm) fell on Columbus, Ohio, blocking roads and disrupting other transport.

Hailing the bus, Columbus, Ohio 8 March 2008

The snowfall in Columbus was the heaviest since 1910. Several people are reported to have died because of the cold weather in Ohio.

Pedestrian crossing, Solon, Ohio, 8 March 2008

Officials have been warning people to stay off the roads and snowplough teams have been doing extra work to clear snowdrifts.

Fort Worth, Texas, 6 March 2008

Freezing weather covered a swathe of the US from eastern Kentucky into New York state. This traffic slowed to a snail's pace north of Fort Worth, Texas.

Tyler, Texas 7 March 2008

Northern parts of Texas saw nine inches (22cm) of snow, prompting this male cardinal to shelter in a bird feeder.

Jackson, Mississippi, 7 March 2008

Jackson, Mississippi, also saw an unusual dusting of snow, while Cincinnati and Cleveland received a foot (30cm) of snow.

Border collie, Ontario, 8 March 2008

The same storm system that hit the Midwest dropped snow on Canada, leading to similar problems on the roads and flight cancellations.

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