"BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIBLE" New York was quicker to return to business, with the New York Stock Exchange and the city's public schools opened as usual. The state's governor, Andrew Cuomo, said weekend road closures throughout New York City and its eastern suburbs had saved lives by keeping people off the streets, reduced traffic accidents and allowed work crews to plow more efficiently.
"New Yorkers don't like to be inconvenienced," Cuomo said on CNN. "If the forecast doesn't turn out as much snow, then they are hanging me in effigy today." (Caption: Rhianna McCarte, 30, clears snow from her car, before digging it out, in Alexandria, Va., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Millions of Americans were preparing to dig themselves out Sunday after a mammoth blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall brought much of the East Coast to an icy standstill. Reuters)