BBC Home
Explore the BBC

CBBC

UK

Last Updated: Saturday February 06 2010 14:35 GMT

Snow storm hits America

capitol Hill

A snow storm has been causing chaos along the American east coast.

At least two people have died as more than 60 centimetres of snow has fallen in places bringing parts of the region to a complete standstill.

Forecasters reckon it could be heaviest snowfall in 90 years. The National Weather Centre has said that the storm could be "extremely dangerous".

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

Weather experts say 61 centimetres of snow has fallen on the capital Washington.

Power cuts

Thousands of homes are without power as the snow has cut power lines. Emergency workers are trying to reconnect electricity to 300,000 homes.

Many public buildings have been forced to close because of the bad weather.

Airports have had to close too forcing many flights to be delayed or cancelled.