A wild snowstorm is battering the north east of America and Canada, in a fierce blizzard set to break all records.

Satellite images show the storm swirling over the US and with it high winds that could blow the snow into dangerous drifts.

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This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday shows the prominent winter storm

Many streets are deserted as swirling snow obscures all but the most prominent landmarks.

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Snow is cleared from a parking garage in the Back Bay neighbourhood in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is expected to see up to three feet of snow, and some of the bleakest pictures of the blizzard are from Massachusetts.

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Snow falls on Copley Square in Boston

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A state of emergency has been declared across five states

In some states residents brave the crippling conditions for one final time to get supplies for the coming days.

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Traffic has been banned from the roads in Massachusetts

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The driving snow has seen many take umbrellas when venturing out

This empty fridge at a supermarket in Massachusetts shows the panic buying that has gripped the state in the wake of the snow storm.

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Dramatic pictures from the north east show the extent of the weather front, hitting places that are already struggling to get back on their feet after superstorm Sandy.

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  • Working on my shovelling

    Who doesn't love to shovel!?

  • Parking lot at height of storm

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  • buried cars

    See my car in the foreground? Me neither, 'cause it's buried in snow.

  • Blizzard Nemo Timelapse Video

    Time-lapse video shot with my iPhone 4 that captures 36 hours of this epic blizzard. Filmed in Johnston, Rhode Island. Total accumulation: 26 inches.

  • Providence, RI

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Aaron_DeMuth"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/100000069321694/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Aaron_DeMuth">Aaron DeMuth</a>:<br />Naturally occurring Snow Meow.

  • Sam Schepise

    Sam Schepise braves the wind and cold to photograph the sunrise Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, near Newtown, Pa. A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast on Saturday, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 homes and businesses. Airlines scratched more than 5,300 flights through Saturday, and New York City's three major airports and Boston's Logan Airport closed. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Mr. Snowman

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/contributors/pierre-r-berastain/headshot.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n">HuffPost Blogger Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n</a>:<br />Snowman By Pierre Berastain

  • Essex Street Promenade Salem, MA

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  • Snow Covered Cars

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Victoria_Snraets"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1551810255/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Victoria_Snraets">Victoria Snraets</a>:<br />The cars outside my college residence hall were buried under the snow last night. Some of them are still buried.

  • Madison CT

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/paul_beckman"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/paul_beckman">paul beckman</a>:<br />Visiting Neighbor

  • Prospect Park Brooklyn

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/greenelent"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/greenelent">greenelent</a>:<br />The day after, New Yorkers hit the park slopes for fun.

  • East Boston

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/patrickmcdougal"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/403231-tiny.png?20110118185820" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/patrickmcdougal">patrickmcdougal</a>:<br />

  • Blizzard Nemo

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ARCarr"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/4566500.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ARCarr">ARCarr</a>:<br />Swims by WInthrop MA

  • Main Street Clinton, CT

    Clinton, CT looking west on Main Street at 6:48am Saturday February 9,2013

  • Market Basket, Burlington, MA

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Nerissa"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1085484602/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Nerissa">Nerissa</a>:<br />The express lane at the Market Basket, Burlington, MA. The line facing the camera and moving away from the camera are one single lane for 20 items or less.

  • Helping out

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Scott_Winters"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1638277900/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Scott_Winters">Scott Winters</a>:<br />Amesbury MA.

  • Snowed In and No Place to Go

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Somethingadrift"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/google_profile_img/4565765.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Somethingadrift">Somethingadrift</a>:<br />Something's adrift with the morning routine....

  • NEMO in Eastern Connecticut

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/LHoney"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/325515-2-tiny.png?20100704111501" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/LHoney">LHoney</a>:<br />More than 2 feet of snow in our driveway in Eastern Connecticut!!

  • Lumpy Space Princess

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tory_Novikova"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tory_Novikova">Tory Novikova</a>:<br />And the snow was like... DRAMA BOMB!

  • Harvard Yard

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/contributors/pierre-r-berastain/headshot.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n">HuffPost Blogger Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n</a>:<br />Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA By Pierre Berastain

  • Sterling Library, Yale University

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jackbulldog"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/jackbulldog">jackbulldog</a>:<br />34 inches of snow in New Haven. Only neighboring Milford had more, with 38 inches.

  • Snow Fun

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JSXfree"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JSXfree">JSXfree</a>:<br />Bailey enjoying the snow in Battery Park

  • Harvard University--bird's eye view

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/contributors/pierre-r-berastain/headshot.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n">HuffPost Blogger Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n</a>:<br />Harvard University--bird's eye view by Pierre Berastain

  • Clearing the driveway in Harrisville, RI

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  • Dog rests after heavy shoveling in Connecticut

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  • My cay! Bristol, CT

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  • Shirley at the door

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/AMANTE6964"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/AMANTE6964">AMANTE6964</a>:<br />Now what do we do?

  • Emma in the snow

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/EdgarEdGarcia"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/EdgarEdGarcia">EdgarEdGarcia</a>:<br />Our dog Emma in a snow path in New Haven

  • Jamacia Plain MA

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/MarkBoston"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/285472-tiny.png?20110427132202" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/MarkBoston">MarkBoston</a>:<br />Evergreen Street in Jamaica Plain MA

  • Instant Bunny Hill - Kids Only!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/teduntalan"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/teduntalan">teduntalan</a>:<br />By Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich. Well no green so the white stuff is best thing to happen for kids. Whoopeee!

  • Yup...It was that deep.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Scott_Winters"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1638277900/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Scott_Winters">Scott Winters</a>:<br />Drifted

  • Tape Measure Homer

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/markmlb"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/820570402/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/markmlb">markmlb</a>:<br />Mark Newman goes for the tape measure after awaking to a foot of snow in Piermont, N.Y.

  • Old Town Hall at Derby Square, Salem, MA

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/McCorbin"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3389881-tiny.png?20120608062516" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/McCorbin">McCorbin</a>:<br />

  • Woodshed in the snow

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Dameron"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Dameron">Dameron</a>:<br />Woodshed in backyard in Hinesburg, VT

  • Brookline, MA

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/arossini"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/arossini">arossini</a>:<br />Amory Street Park Snowy Sunset!

  • Digging us out

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/contributors/pierre-r-berastain/headshot.jpg" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/hp_blogger_Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n">HuffPost Blogger Pierre R. Berasta&iacute;n</a>:<br />Digging us out, Cambridge, MA By Pierre Berastain

  • Norwich, CT Superior Court

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JohnT1986"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/508355406/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/JohnT1986">JohnT1986</a>:<br />9AM on 2/9/13 facing the Norwich Superior Court building.

  • Snowed in!

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/TEM325"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/TEM325">TEM325</a>:<br />Cambridge, MA

  • The frozen Charles River

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/TEM325"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/TEM325">TEM325</a>:<br />Cambridge, MA on Soldiers Field Bridge

  • Blizzard Nemo

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ARCarr"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/twitter_profile_img/4566500.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/ARCarr">ARCarr</a>:<br />Swims By Winthrop MA and up the driveway....

  • Blizzard Lizard

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/nicknormal"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://s.huffpost.com/images/profile/user_placeholder.gif" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/nicknormal">nicknormal</a>:<br />Seen on 29th Street in Long Island City, Queens.

  • Nashua, NH 2-9-13 After Nemo

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tabatha_Case"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1647957129/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tabatha_Case">Tabatha Case</a>:<br />Nashua, NH 2-9-13 After Nemo. Snow Piled High.

  • Max sees his neighbor Sven.

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/dkarw63834"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/aol_profile_img/3590065.png" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/dkarw63834">dkarw63834</a>:<br />

  • Concord, MA

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Nerissa"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1085484602/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Nerissa">Nerissa</a>:<br />Olive the snow labrador after eating and romping in the snow.

  • Nashua, NH 2-9-13 After Nemo

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tabatha_Case"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1647957129/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tabatha_Case">Tabatha Case</a>:<br />Nashua, NH 2-9-13 After Nemo. This is the mail boxes. This might be part of the reason that all mail deliveries have been canceled today.

  • Perspective of depth

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tim_Batty"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/2454621-tiny.png?20111206163429" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Tim_Batty">Tim Batty</a>:<br />Kitty has no idea what to make of this

  • Long Island Pup

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Matthew_Halbert"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/30110085/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Matthew_Halbert">Matthew Halbert</a>:<br />Sammy (Long Island native) checks out the fresh snowfall.

  • New Haven, CT

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Luc_Erard"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://graph.facebook.com/1287958088/picture?type=square" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Luc_Erard">Luc Erard</a>:<br />Near Wooster Square

  • Downtown Salem, MA

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/McCorbin"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/3389881-tiny.png?20120608062516" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/McCorbin">McCorbin</a>:<br />Corner of Washington St & Essex St.

  • East Boston

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/patrickmcdougal"><img style="float:left;padding-right:6px !important;" src="http://i.huffpost.com/profiles/403231-tiny.png?20110118185820" /></a><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/patrickmcdougal">patrickmcdougal</a>:<br />

  • Boston Post Road Clinton, CT

    Clinton CT East Main Street 6:48am Saturday Feb 9, 2013