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Stella's icy fury hits the East Coast

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A massive winter weather system has hit much of the Northeast as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania declare states of emergency. Winter storm Stella shut down schools, government offices and public transportation systems and cancelled thousands of flights across the country.

The storm is expected to drop as much as two feet of snow in some areas. Heavy snow and high winds already wreaked havoc with several reported accidents and power outages.

Scroll down to see more scenes from this late-winter wallop.

Flights cancelled in Newark, New Jersey

Snowplows work to keep the grounds clear at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J.
Seth Wenig | AP

Snow plows work to keep the grounds clear at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey. Thousands of flights have been cancelled across the Northeast.

Storm damage

Workers clear debris after a tree branch fell on a parked car in Baltimore, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, as a winter storm moves through the region.
Patrick Semansky | AP

Workers clear debris after a tree branch fell on a parked car in Baltimore, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, as a winter storm moves through the region.

High winds

A woman's umbrella is flipped inside out by the wind during a winter storm in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Matt Rourke | AP

A woman's umbrella is flipped inside out by the wind during winter storm Stella in Philadelphia.

Stocking up

John J. Joyce, 81, of Dorchester, loads up his purchases from the Stop & Shop in Milton, MA as a winter storm arrives in the region on Mar. 14, 2017.
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John J. Joyce, 81, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, loads up his purchases from the Stop & Shop in Milton to ride out winter storm Stella.

Metro North

Metro North employees clear the snow off the platform at the Greenwich Station in Greenwich, Connecticut March 14, 2017.
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Metro North employees clear the snow off the platform at the Greenwich Station in Greenwich, Connecticut. Metro North has suspended all rail service beginning at noon on March 14, 2017.

Times Square digs out

Men plow snow at the Times Square during a snowstorm in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter Storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations.
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Men plow snow at the Times Square during a snowstorm in New York on March 14, 2017. Winter storm Stella unleashed its fury on much of the northeastern United States on March 14 dropping snow and sleet across the region and leading to school closures and thousands of flight cancellations.

Extreme conditions

People struggle to walk in the blowing snow during a winter storm Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Boston.
Mike Dwyer | AP

People struggle to walk in the blowing snow during a winter storm in Boston.

School closures

A woman pulls her child on a sled across a snow-covered street in Brooklyn, New York.
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A woman pulls her child on a sled across a snow-covered street in Brooklyn, New York. Kids across the city are enjoying a snow day as the city closed schools.

Boston snow plows in action

Snow plows pass along a snowy Highland Street in downtown Worcester, MA as a winter storm arrives in the region on Mar. 14, 2017.
Suzanne Kreiter | The Boston Globe | Getty Images

Snow plows pass along a snowy Highland Street in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, as a winter storm arrives in the region.

Braving the storm in Pennsylvania

A horse and buggy drive through a winter snow storm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, in Salisbury, Pa.
Matt Slocum | AP

A horse and buggy drive through a winter snow storm in Salisbury.

Frozen spring

Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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Ice covers cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial after a snow and ice storm hit the nation's capital in Washington, D.C.

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