Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast

NEW YORK (AP) -- A powerful East Coast blizzard menaced would-be travelers by air, rail and highway Monday, leaving thousands without a way to get home after the holidays and shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day. Buses were stranded on snowed-in highways and passengers in New York City spent a cold night stuck in an unheated subway train. Officials urged anyone who did not have to drive to stay off roads in the region, where high winds pushed snow into deep drifts across streets, railroads and runways. More than two feet of snow had fallen in some areas by Monday morning. [40 Shots]

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
1. Snow removal crews work to clear runways at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Matt Rourke

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
2. People walk through blowing snow in Manhattan's East Village December 27, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
3. A man clears snow in Manhattan's East Village, December 27, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
4. A man clears snow in Manhattan's East Village December 27, 2010 in New York City. A blizzard pounded the East Coast of the United States delivering 20 inches of snow to New York City while snarling post-Christmas travel. Getty Images / Mario Tama

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
5. People walk through the snow in Manhattan's East Village December 27, 2010 in New York City. A blizzard pounded the East Coast of the United States delivering 20 inches of snow to New York City while snarling post-Christmas travel. Getty Images / Mario Tama

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
6. People continue to dig out along 72nd Street in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a powerful East Coast blizzard. AP / Craig Ruttle

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
7. Men shovel show outside an apartment building on the east side of Manhattan December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
8. Two firefighters shovel snow December, 27, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Don Emmert

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
9. A woman digs out her snowbound car December, 27, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Don Emmert

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
10. A man shovels the walk in front of a store December, 27, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Don Emmert

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
11. A man digs out a car stuck in an intersection on the east side of Manhattan December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
12. People pass two city buses that were both stuck in the snow, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. AP / Mark Lennihan

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
13. Gregg Smith shovels out after a heavy snowfall in the Boston suburb of Marlborough, Mass., Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Bill Sikes

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
14. Janeth Gonzalez shovels snow on Beacon Hill in Boston, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Michael Dwyer

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
15. Daniel Marquand, of Boston, shovels snow in front of the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Michael Dwyer

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
16. A New York City Department of Parks and Recreation truck plows the sidewalk outside a school on the east side of Manhattan December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
17. A man clears snow away from parked cars in New York December 27, 2010 after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
18. People walk through blowing snow in Manhattan's East Village December 27, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
19. People try to negotiate through a pile of snow on Third Avenue to get on a city bus on the east side of Manhattan December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
20. Pedestrias crossing a street in a nearly empty Times Square December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
21. A bus takes on passengers in the street due to a sidewalk blocked with snow in Boston, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Michael Dwyer

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
22. An unidentified woman walks in the snow in Boston, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Michael Dwyer

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
23. A visitor to Central Park gingerly climbs down a snow-covered staircase in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a powerful East Coast blizzard. AP / Craig Ruttle

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
24. A few people walk along the snow covered Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Mel Evans

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
25. Snow is seen in Manhattan's East Village December 27, 2010 in New York City. A blizzard pounded the East Coast of the United States delivering 20 inches of snow to New York City while snarling post-Christmas travel. Getty Images / Mario Tama

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
26. New Yorker struggle to walk through a snowbank on the upper west side in New York December 27, 2010 after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
27. A New Yorker clears snow away from his car on the upper west side in New York December 27, 2010 after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
28. A man digs out a car on the east side of Manhattan December 27, 2010 in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
29. A New Yorker walks in Central Park in New York after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
30. Bikes are buried underneath a pile of snow on Columbus Avenue on December 27, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Andrew Burton

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
31. Pedestrians walk past a snowbound bicycle in Boston, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Michael Dwyer

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
32. A man who gave his name as Marcus cross country skis through snow in New York's Times Square December 27, 2010 after a blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) of snow in the area. AFP/ Getty Images / Stan Honda

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
33. Snow swirls overhead of a cross-country skier in New York's Central Park Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a powerful East Coast blizzard that menaced would-be travelers by air, rail and highway, leaving thousands without a way to get home after the holidays and shutting down major airports and rail lines for a second day. AP / Craig Ruttle

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
34. David Karnovsky, general counsel for the New York City Department of City Planning, cross country skis down West 73rd Street towards Central Park on December 27, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Andrew Burton

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
35. A man looks out a window at the ice and snow Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in Atlantic City, N.J. AP / Mel Evans

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
36. People walk through the snow in the early morning hours in Manhattan's East Village December 27, 2010 in New York City. Getty Images / Mario Tama

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
37. Pedestrians walk along Central Park West in New York Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, in the wake of a blizzard that hammered the city and much of the Northeast. AP / Craig Ruttle

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
38. A pedestrian walks along 72nd Street in New York Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in the midst of a blizzard that hammered New York and much of the Northeast. AP / Craig Ruttle

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
39. Kristy and Kieran Strangman, of Cranberra, Australia, take a photo of themselves during a blowing snowstorm, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 in New York's Times Square. AP / Mary Altaffer

Blizzard hits U.S. East Coast
40. A person walks in the middle of the street in downtown Newark, N.J. as snow continues to hit North New Jersey, Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. AP / Julio Cortez

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