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East Coast continues to shovel through remains of massive blizzard

Nancy Campbell of Winchester, Va. uses a broom to clear snow from the roof of her Jeep Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, after an historic winter storm dumped more than 30 inches of snow in the area. (Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star via AP)

Day two.

Cleanup continues following the massive blizzard that tore through the East Coast, leaving record snowfall, and plenty of work behind for people trying to dig out cars and driveways filled with more than two feet of snow.


According to The Associated Press, at least 31 people have died as a result of the storm - ranging from car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks due to shoveling.

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The storm began Friday, and continued through early Sunday morning.

In Silver Spring, Md., the heavy snow managed to cripple a local church, causing the roof to collapse under the pressure.

Public transportation and Metro services began limited service Monday.

Those lucky enough to free vehicles and clear roads of the snow headed to work, while others were forced to wait for plows to enter neighborhoods to clear the way in D.C.



Time-lapse videos give a glimpse of the torrential downpour of snow that was left behind for people to clear.

In Baltimore, Md., crews worked around the clock to clear the runways and get passengers to their destinations after a complete shutdown at the airport.

More than 2,500 flights were delayed or canceled Monday; a vast improvement compared to the weekend.

Snow piles grew higher and higher as people worked to clear pathways and driveways, creating difficult conditions for those heading to work.

A photo released by NOAA showed the massive snow cover, as Baltimore logged more than 29 inches of snow at BWI airport.


Pennsylvania reported six deaths due to storm-related issues.

"Our crews worked long and hard over the weekend to stay on top of the 10 to 30 inches of snow that blanketed much of the state," said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "We are gratified that many drivers heeded our warnings to postpone travel, and now we continue to wrap up and be prepared for whatever is coming our way in the weeks ahead."

The focus there involved moving already plowed snow to further widen streets.

Public officials asked for patience as they worked to remove snow from the roads as many neighborhoods were buried.

According to records compiled by WCHS, more than 18 inches fell in Charleston, W.Va.

Scraped from roads, sidewalks and driveways, one of the biggest snowfalls in Charleston's history found it's way to a location meant for it to mealt: Frank Polk Field behind the North Charleston Community Center at a baseball field.

Dumps truck crews from the city of Charleston, along with help from outside contractors, were busy Monday morning.


There is now a huge pile of snow, getting bigger by the minute, at the edge of a baseball field in the parking lot.

The idea is that all the snow will melt and go into a nearby creek, which will then flow into the Kanawha River.


Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report

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