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Powerful snow storm caught eastern US cities off guard.

US President Joe Biden stranded temporarily on Air Force One while DC covered up to 9 inches of snow.

Washington D.C.,

A powerful winter snow storm hits US on Monday and hampers the life. Snow storm severely affected the mass transport, shuttering the federal government and bringing Washington to still. The storm caught much of the capital city off guard, temporarily stranding US President Joe Biden on Air Force One and dumping up to nine inches (23 centimeters) of snow on Washington.

Due to bad weather thousands of flights were cancelled, many Americans have been return to home after the Christmas and New Year vacations while airline staffing blamed on rising coronavirus infections among crews.

The first workday of 2022 is Monday is cancelled globally while worldwide more than 4,900 flights were cancelled on Monday and 3,173 flights into or onto US were cancelled alone reported flight tracking website FlightAware.

Much of US Mid-Atlantic was under the bad weather conditions and capital neighboring states of Maryland and Virginia topped 12 inches of snow according to meteorologists, He described this snow storm it the region’s biggest snow storm in at least two years.

Mayor of Washington, Muriel Bowser said in a statement that “This is a heavy snow,” trees and power lines damaged, the US Senate postponed votes and health officials cancelled Covid testing.”

“If it is not absolutely necessary for you to go out, stay home and off the roads,” Mayor warned.

Mayor of Washington D.C., Muriel Bowser. photo courtesy wikipedia

Airports were experiencing severe weather conditions, with authorities at Washington and Baltimore airports reportedly ordering temporary ground stops during a snow in morning hours.

Biden himself was snowed in aboard his presidential aircraft after landing at Joint Base Andrews near Washington, with de-boarding delayed by half an hour.

The winter bad distracts from Washington’s endless political divides. In strange scenes, children were seen sledding on Capitol Hill, while adventurer’s across-country skied on the National Mall.

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