Blizzard slams the East Coast over the weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The east coast is cleaning up and getting back to normal after the weekend blizzard.

More than two feet of snow shut down New York City and the nation’s capital is still digging out after record setting snow.

Monday morning will bring a whole new set of challenges for people buried in the weekend blizzard.

The snow has been cleared from most major roads in New York City and the trains and subway are back in service but plenty of cars remain buried and along with massive snow banks.

Schools and government offices in Washington D.C. remain closed Monday.

In Pennsylvania several miles of a highway shut down and people were forced to abandon their cars.

Flooding was the main problem in many parts of New Jersey.

The crews are working furiously in all of the hardest hit areas this morning to clear the streets.

This weekend’s storm was one for the record books with nearly two feet of snow in some areas of Washington, D.C. and it was the biggest storm ever in Baltimore with 29.2 inches

“A record amount of snow must be removed and when I say removed that doesn’t mean that doesn’t mean we can just push it into the street. It has to be lifted and taken away,” said Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore.

At least 30 deaths were blamed on the treacherous   weather conditions, with shoveling and carbon monoxide poisoning claiming almost as many lives as car accidents.

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