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US snowstorm leaves 8 dead

A snowstorm engulfed USA s eastern half, leaving eight people dead and thousands stranded.Hundreds of flights were cancelled and children were forced to sleep at schools as after-school programmes and field trips stood cancelled in the face of extreme weather conditions.CNN quoted local sites while reporting that around 400,000 people in 17 states were left without electricity on Friday (local time) on the eastern side of the American continent.A crash involving 20 vehicles took place on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey on November 15 (local time), according to The New York Times. No casualties were reported, as drivers abandoned their cars on one of the busiest bridges in the world.6.4 inches of snow was recorded at New York s Central Park, making it biggest one-day snowfall during this time in 136 years.Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio faced the wrath of affected citizens, who in turn blamed faulty weather predictions for the havoc that the snowstorms ...

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