As some make their way back home from the holidays, others commute back to work and some venturing outside to beat cabin fever, it is clear that holiday cheer is wearing thin for many of those being blasted by the latest snow storm moving across the country and now targeting the Northeast.
The storm, which began Christmas Day for many, continued Thursday bringing more snow and driving rain to the area after already making its way through the Midwest. Arkansas, for example, saw a record dumping of snow.
Here are 11 pictures of people who look miserable while battling the snow that has dumped more than a foot of powder in some areas:
The storm, which was blamed for nine deaths, pushed through the Upper Ohio Valley and made its way into the Northeast Wednesday night. By Thursday morning, there was anywhere from a few inches of snow to a foot in some locations.
National Weather Service spokesman David Roth said the Northeast’s heaviest snowfall would be in northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and inland sections of several New England states before the storm ended Friday morning and headed to Canada. The East Coast’s largest cities – New York, Philadelphia and Boston – were seeing mostly high winds and rain Thursday morning. Other areas were getting a messy mix of rain and snow or just rain – enough to slow down commuters and those still heading home from visits with family. Thousands of travelers were trying to make it home Thursday after the fierce storm stranded them at airports or relatives’ homes around the region. Some inbound flights were delayed in Philadelphia and New York’s LaGuardia, but the wet and windy weather wasn’t leading to delays at other major East Coast airports.
We don’t want to leave you on a sour note, though, because many are still on Christmas break or scheduled vacation. So we thought we’d point out here are those who are absolutely loving the winter weather.
Check out those pictures:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.