Scenes from a frozen Northeast (19 images)

A powerful winter storm meteorologists call a "bomb cyclone" hit the East Coast, with hurricane-strength winds battering some cities, as well as ice and snow. An arctic cold front is expected through the weekend.
Updated: Jan. 5, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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Even the dogs have to bundle up if they venture outside. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Birds fly over the frozen reflecting pool in front of the U.S. Capitol following days of below freezing temperatures in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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A statue of George Washington is covered in snow outside Federal Hall in New York City on Thursday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Pedestrians bundled up for cold weather walk in Times Square in below- freezing temperatures in New York City on Thursday. The powerful storm was a result of bombogenesis, known as a "bomb cyclone," which is defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a "midlatitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies" and "can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters." Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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A snow plough scrapes the sidewalks in Times Square. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the city. "Snow is one thing. We can handle snow. It's snow plus the wind which is going to cause the trouble today," he said Thursday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged people to stay off the road and said that all vehicles on roads would be towed. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Saturday is expected to be the coldest day. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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