A blizzard which battered the US east coast has broken snowfall records, with weather experts warning that February could see conditions worsening.

The extreme weather has resulted in the deaths of at least 35 people in 10 states. Thousands of homes have been left without power with the heavy snow boosting demand for heating fuels as storm-related disruptions are forcing people to stay inside. Approximately 700 US flights have been cancelled, with the worst-hit airports Newark Liberty and Washington Dulles, according an air travel website.

Washington DC has begun to slowly moved toward normality, with improved transportation, although running on a "severe snow" schedule with residents beginning to start clearing the deep snow which has caused billions of dollars of damage.

Trains and buses have only just restarted a near-normal service, while federal offices remained closed. Those in Maryland saw their commuter rail line resuming to limited service but Virginia's are yet to reopen.

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Many cars remain buried and sidewalks blocked by nearly two feet of snowfall in the Columbia Heights neighbourhood following the weekend blizzardChip Somodevilla/ Getty Images
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A women carries a dog past a car that is buried with snow in Washington, DCMark Wilson/ Getty Images
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People wait at a bus stop while the DC area recovers from a weekend blizzard in Washington, DCBrendan Smialowski/ AFP
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Mike Mazza (R) and his son Gabriel stand outside of their subdivision attempting to get plow service for streets in Gaithersburg, MarylandGary Cameron/ Reuters
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A worker clears snow from a bus shelter in Washington, DCJonathan Ernst/ Reuters
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A woman attempts to dig her car out from underneath nearly 20 inches of snow in the Columbia Heights neighborhood following the weekend blizzard in Washington, DCChip Somodevilla/ Getty Images
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Two men argue after their cars came head-to-head on a street narrowed by snowfall in the Columbia Heights neighborhood following the weekend blizzard in Washington, DCChip Somodevilla/ Getty Images
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A car is stuck in snow along a street in Washington, DC three days after a massive snowstormNicholas Kamm/ AFP
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A table marks a dug out parking spot on a street in Washington, DCNicholas Kamm/ AFP
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A man shovels snow on the unplowed 68th road in the Middle Village section of the Queens borough of New YorkShannon Stapleton/ Reuters

New York City is beginning to see the snow melting, allowing locals to begin the mass-clean up, after witnessing a snowfall that fell just short of a record. The overall snowfall was approximately 26.8 inches in Central Park, making it New York's second biggest winter storm since records began in 1869. Despite the extreme weather, schools and the New York Stock Exchange stayed open, even though sidewalk entrances were blocked by mounds of snow.

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Pedestrians walk between snow banks as they cross First Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York CityMike Segar/ Reuters
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A woman walks on a slush and snow covered street in the SoHo section of Manhattan in New YorkBrendan McDermid/ Reuters
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An abandoned plow blade is seen on L Street while the area recovers from a weekend blizzard in Washington, DCBrendan Smialowski/ AFP
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A tiny snowman sits on an overpass near Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium after Winter Storm Jonas covered the region with more than two feet of snow in Washington, DCChip Somodevilla/ Getty Images
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Dump trucks line up at the RFK Stadium parking lot during a massive snow removal operation in Washington, DCGary Cameron/ Reuters
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A man walks with a shovel past a snow bank in the Elmhurst section of the Queens borough of New YorkShannon Stapleton/ Reuters
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A street sign rises over a snow pile in lower Manhattan in New YorkBrendan McDermid/ Reuters
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A phone booth is pictured covered in snow in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New YorkCarlo Allegri/ Reuters
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A snow plow attempts to move deep snow on a residential street in Silver Spring, MarylandGary Cameron/ Reuters