'Bomb Cyclone' mushes eastern the United States, energy, power supply struck

Last Updated: Jan 05 2018 13:13
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WASHINGTON- On Thursday, an intense "bomb cyclone" mushed the United States East Coast with high winds and heavy snowfalls, leaving thousands of flights cancelled, numerous schools and offices closed and millions of Americans bracing for potential power shortages.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Thursday said that three people lost their lives in the snowstorm, according to Xinhua news agency reports.

"The storm will produce heavy snow along the Mid-Atlantic Coast into Southern New England by Thursday morning that will move northward into the Northeast by Thursday afternoon while ending over the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Thursday evening," the United States National Weather Service wrote in an earlier alert.