32 Incredible Images of the 2016 Blizzard
The blizzard that hit the mid-Atlantic and Northeast over the weekend was a storm of historic magnitude, dumping up to 40 inches of snow in some places. The snow turned the East Coast into a photogenic Winter Wonderland—and if you were on social media at all, you know most people took advantage by snapping plenty of pics. We already shared some incredible images of the storm taken from space, and now we've rounded up some of the most dramatic photos of the snow below.
1. AND 2. CARS IN D.C. AND NEW YORK WERE BURIED UNDER SNOW.
3. DOG OWNERS BRAVED THE ELEMENTS IN NEW YORK CITY'S CENTRAL PARK.
4., 5., AND 6. FROM D.C. TO MANHATTAN, RESIDENTS RELIED ON SKIS TO GET AROUND.
7. AND 8. CENTRAL PARK IN THE SNOW.
9., 10., 11. DEDICATED RUNNERS BUNDLE UP AND FACE THE BLIZZARD.
12. AND 13. D.C. RESIDENTS DRAG SLEDS TO THE CAPITOL BUILDING FOR A DAY OF FUN.
14. AND 15. MANY OF NEW YORK'S SUBWAYS AND LIGHT RAILS WERE SHUT DOWN.
16., 17., 18., AND 19. THANKS TO A TRAVEL BAN, TRAFFIC IN TIMES SQUARE GROUND TO A HALT, LEAVING IT OPEN TO BLIZZARD REVELERS ...
20. ... AND CLEANUP CREWS.
21., 22., AND 23. WITH CARS BANNED FROM THE ROADS, PEOPLE ROAMED NEW YORK CITY'S STREETS.
24., 25., AND 26. BY SATURDAY NIGHT, ICONIC D.C. SITES WERE BLANKETED IN THICK SNOW.
27. BUT THE SECRET SERVICE STILL PATROLLED THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS.
28. HUNDREDS OF VEHICLES WERE TRAPPED OVERNIGHT ON THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 24, 2016
29. AMONG THOSE STRANDED? THE DUQUESNE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM.
We're not in this alone! Dukes hanging out with middle schoolers from Iowa on the bus stuck next to us pic.twitter.com/8vBWa1x68c
— Duquesne Basketball (@DuqMBB) January 23, 2016
30. WHEN TRAFFIC CLEARED, THE PLAYER AND THE STAFF STILL HAD TO PUSH THE BUS.
Players, coaches, and support staff members had to push the bus through the snow. https://t.co/sVb9yKavLe
— Duquesne Basketball (@DuqMBB) January 24, 2016
31. AT NIGHT, DEER FROLICKED THROUGH THE SNOW IN D.C.'S CLEVELAND PARK.
— Laurie Trayers (@ltrayers) January 23, 2016
32. BUT NO ONE ENJOYED THE SNOW QUITE AS MUCH AS TIAN TIAN, A PANDA AT THE NATIONAL ZOO.
All images courtesy of Getty unless otherwise noted.