U.S. winter weather has capital under snow and transport in parts frozen

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The U.S is experiencing a paralzying winter throughout much of the nation. Snow, sleet and ice have made for a dangerous commute on the roads and in the skies for those willing to risk it. 

CCTV America’s Frances Kuo filed this report from Washington, D.C.

U.S. winter weather has capitol under snow and transport in parts frozen

U.S. winter weather has capitol under snow and transport in parts frozen

The U.S is experiencing a paralzying winter throughout much of the nation. Snow, sleet and ice have made for a dangerous commute on the roads and in the skies for those willing to risk it. CCTV America's Frances Kuo filed this report from Washington, D.C.

Highlights:

  • Passengers on board a plane in New York City experienced a scary landing. The plane had just touched down at LaGuardia International Airport during a snowstorm when it skidded on the runway and slammed into a fence. It stopped just yards away from the icy East River.
  • More than 100 passengers and crew had to trek through snow as they made their way off the runway. Twenty-four people suffered injures, but no one was seriously hurt.
  • There has been little movement on the Kentucky state highway. Hundreds of drivers found themselves right in the path of a winter storm and hit a dead-end.
  • Kentucky drivers were left stranded, with some waiting for more than 12 hours.
  • The winter storm dumped up to 50 centimeters (about 1.6 feet) of snow in some regions.
  • The deep South of the U.S. experienced a combination of snow and sleet glazed roads.
  • Some neighborhoods in the nation’s capital could see up 25 centimeters (about 0.8 feet) of snow.