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Winter Storm Jonas was historic — dumping a record-breaking amount of snow on much of the East Coast.

More than two feet of snow fell in six states, while 14 states reported snowfall of at least a foot. Jonas was the single biggest snowstorm for six major locations — Allentown, Penn.; Baltimore-Washington International Airport; Harrisburg, Penn.; New York – LaGuardia Airport; New York – JFK Airport; and Newark, New Jersey. 

High wind gusts played a major part of the storm, too, reaching up to a recorded 85 mph in Maryland. Residents of coastal towns in New Jersey and Delaware battled severe flooding.

At least 15 people were killed during the storm, and many cities still have a massive amount of work to do to dig themselves out from under Jonas.

We’ve compiled 21 photos of the historic storm.

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Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a snow emergency that went into effect 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 22. Salt trucks were already out prepping as the snow began to fall.




Schools were closed in the capital, and offices closed early.




The Potomac River collected huge amounts of snow.



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Winter Storm Jonas was historic — dumping a record-breaking amount of snow on much of the East Coast. More than two feet of snow fell in six states, while 14 states reported snowfall of at least a foot. Jonas was the single biggest snowstorm for six major locations — Allentown, Penn.;...