ICE AGE NOW: A Year Without Spring – Powerful Spring Snowstorm Lashes U.S. East; Blizzard Cuts Power To Thousands In New England! [PHOTOS+VIDEO]

March 27, 2014 – UNITED STATES – Mother Nature proceeds to show no mercy, as only a few days after the official start of spring, the East Coast was blasted with yet another major snowstorm.

Wind-driven waves crash on a sea wall in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were
expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Spanning from Virginia up through New England and parts of Atlantic Canada, the system brought snow to regions in Maryland and Washington, D.C., before heading up the coast and slamming Cape Cod, Mass., with blizzard conditions.

Grounding flights, causing traffic accidents and knocking out power to nearly 6,000 people throughout Massachusetts, the storm was accompanied by howling winds that gusted up to more than 80 mph in Nantucket.

Commuters endure the cold as a storm system brought snow and bitter temperatures to the Burke Centre VRE
station, Va., on Tuesday morning, March 25, 2014. (Photo/Jeffrey W. Comer)

Snow blows everywhere on Cape Cod, as winds pick up during a storm that moved through the area on Wednesday,
March 26, 2014. (Twitter Photo/@Mrsmermommy)

Waves crash over onto walkways on Easy Street in Nantucket, Mass., as a major storm pummels the island on
Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (Photo/Katie Kaizer Photography

A cardinal sits in a snow-covered tree after a spring snow blanketed Potomac, Md., in snow on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (Photo/Karen Bryant)

Wind-driven waves come ashore in Scituate, Mass., Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Cape Cod and the islands were
expected to bear the brunt of the spring storm that struck full force Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The severity of the winds also generated dangerous travel conditions, as blowing and drifting snow whipped the island and surrounding areas.

As the storm moves out of the United States and into Atlantic Canada, the Maritimes and western Newfoundland, it will be accompanied by hurricane-force winds, producing treacherous travel conditions. – AccuWeather.

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