While Eastern Australia is drowing the U.S. East Coast is being battered by a Winter snow storm and covered in a layer of the white stuff.

US East Coast Snow Storm

01. People walk across Broadway during a snow storm in New York, Janaury 7, 2011. Up to three inches of snow is expected to fall in the New York area on Friday. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

US East Coast Snow Storm

02. A view of the George Washington Bridge from Fort Lee, New Jersey crossing the Hudson river towards New York City January 7, 2011 as snow falls during a winter storm moving through the New York area. The storm was expected to drop several inches of snow Friday into Saturday across the region. REUTERS/Mike Segar

US East Coast Snow Storm

03. A woman walks on fresh snow in New York City's Riverside Park, January 7, 2011. A winter storm moving through the New York area was expected to drop several inches of snow Friday into Saturday across the region. REUTERS/Mike Segar

US East Coast Snow Storm

04. A man crosses a street during a snow storm in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 11, 2011. The New York area is expected to receive 6 to 12 inches of snow overnight in the latest storm to hit the city. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

US East Coast Snow Storm

05. Snow falls at the intersection of 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue as a storm arrives in New York January 11, 2011. The U.S. East Coast is bracing for its second major winter storm of the season, which is expected to dump as much as 10 inches (25 cm) of snow on New York City starting Tuesday night and threatens to disrupt commutes and travel plans. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

US East Coast Snow Storm

06. A Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train ticket agent checks for passengers at Manhasset in New York January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights, but it was not enough to suspend school in New York City. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

US East Coast Snow Storm

07. A man uses a snow blower along Northern Boulevard in Great Neck, New York January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights, but it was not enough to suspend school in New York City. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

US East Coast Snow Storm

08. A passenger watches as a loader clears snow from the tarmac at New York's LaGuardia Airport January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights. New York's John F. Kennedy airport, which had 6 inches (15 cm) of snow, had 300 flights canceled, and LaGuardia airport saw another 650 flights canceled, officials said. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

US East Coast Snow Storm

09. Crew clear heavy snow off power lines during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Somerville, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US East Coast Snow Storm

10. A man walks along a snow covered street in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights. New York's John F. Kennedy airport, which had 6 inches (15 cm) of snow, had 300 flights canceled, and LaGuardia airport saw another 650 flights canceled, officials said

US East Coast Snow Storm

11. People wait at a bus stand during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Somerville, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US East Coast Snow Storm

12. A woman walks down Commonwealth Avenue during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US East Coast Snow Storm

13. A taxicab drives past snow covered cars in Brooklyn, New York January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights. New York's John F. Kennedy airport, which had 6 inches (15 cm) of snow, had 300 flights canceled, and LaGuardia airport saw another 650 flights canceled, officials said

US East Coast Snow Storm

14. Michelle pulls her son Alfie on his sled to school in Brooklyn, New York January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights. New York's John F. Kennedy airport, which had 6 inches (15 cm) of snow, had 300 flights canceled, and LaGuardia airport saw another 650 flights canceled, officials said.

US East Coast Snow Storm

15. A woman walks as blowing snow falls from trees in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and canceling flights. New York's John F. Kennedy airport, which had 6 inches (15 cm) of snow, had 300 flights canceled, and LaGuardia airport saw another 650 flights canceled, officials said. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

US East Coast Snow Storm

16. A woman shovels a snow covered sidewalk in the West Village in New York, Janaury 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season blanketed the Northeast on Wednesday, canceling thousands of flights and frustrating commuters but it was not enough to keep New York school children from going to class. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

US East Coast Snow Storm

17. Jimmy Huerta plows a snow covered sidewalk in New York, Janaury 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season blanketed the Northeast on Wednesday, canceling thousands of flights and frustrating commuters but it was not enough to keep New York school children from going to class. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

US East Coast Snow Storm

18. Sanitation department workers plow a snow covered street in the West Village in New York, January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season blanketed the Northeast on Wednesday, canceling thousands of flights and frustrating commuters but it was not enough to keep New York school children from going to class. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

US East Coast Snow Storm

19. A man travels on his bicycle during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US East Coast Snow Storm

20. Some flights out of Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts are cancelled during a winter nor'easter snow storm January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US East Coast Snow Storm

21. Two people cross a snow covered street in the West Village in New York, January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season blanketed the Northeast on Wednesday, canceling thousands of flights and frustrating commuters but it was not enough to keep New York school children from going to class. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

US East Coast Snow Storm

22. A man works to deice a Continental plane as a bulldozer clears snow off the tarmac at New York's LaGuardia Airport January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season pelted the U.S. Northeast with about 8 inches (20 cm) of snow on Wednesday, snarling traffic and cancelling flights. New York's John F. Kennedy airport, which had 6 inches (15 cm) of snow, had 300 flights cancelled, and LaGuardia airport saw another 650 flights cancelled, officials said. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

US East Coast Snow Storm

23. The skyline of New York's lower Manhattan is seen across a snow covered park along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey, January 12, 2011. The second major snow storm of the winter season blanketed the Northeast on Wednesday, canceling thousands of flights and frustrating commuters but it was not enough to keep New York school children from going to class. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

US East Coast Snow Storm

24. A man skis down a street during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US East Coast Snow Storm

25. Tian Tian, a giant panda at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park plays in the snow in Washington in this photograph released to Reuters on January 12, 2011. The Northeast U.S. has been plagued with massive storms and frigid temperatures this winter season, however, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has been spared with only one to two inches thus far. Despite the light snowfall, the bears are intrigued and enjoying it. REUTERS/Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoological Park/Handout

US East Coast Snow Storm

26. Smithsonian's National Zoological Park's Andean bear plays in the snow in Washington in this photograph released to Reuters on January 12, 2011. The Northeast U.S. has been plagued with massive storms and frigid temperatures this winter season, however, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has been spared with only one to two inches thus far. Despite the light snowfall, the bears are intrigued and enjoying it. REUTERS/Mehgan Murphy/Smithsonian's National Zoological Park/Handout

US East Coast Snow Storm

27. A tree branch brought down by heavy snow lies across a car during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Medford, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

US East Coast Snow Storm

28. Mr. Bartley's Burgers make-shift advertisement is stuck in a snow pile to remind customers that they are open during a winter nor'easter snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts January 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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