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.
Many streets are deserted as swirling snow obscures all but the most prominent landmarks.
Boston is expected to see up to three feet of snow, and some of the bleakest pictures of the blizzard are from Massachusetts.
In some states residents brave the crippling conditions for one final time to get supplies for the coming days.
This empty fridge at a supermarket in Massachusetts shows the panic buying that has gripped the state in the wake of the snow storm.
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.