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Last Updated: Saturday February 06 2010 11:44 GMT

In pictures: Snow hits Washington

Capitol Hill

A massive snow storm has hit the east coast of America shutting down the capital Washington.

Man clearing snow

Forecasters reckon this storm will bring the heaviest snowfall to hit the area in 90 years.

Snow on a street

People have been told to stay off the roads and prepare to stay inside for five days.

White House covered in snow

In Washington they're expecting around 75 centimetres of snow to fall.

Man clearing snow

Buses, trains and planes have all been cancelled or delayed because of the bad weather.