The East Coast Really Can't Catch a Break

Just weeks after the polar vortex brought frigid temperatures to the US, Winter storm Janus is hitting the East Coast with heavy snowfall and even more chilly days. Luckily, this storm is expected to be short-lived, and although parts of the Northeast can expect nearly a foot of snowfall, the blizzard should end sometime on Wednesday. In the meantime, people in New York and Washington DC are bracing themselves against the bitter cold, and the chilly effects are reaching into the Chicago area, too. Bundle up as you check out these wintry pictures!

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Snow piled up in Washington DC along the National Mall.

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The Washington Monument could barely be seen during the Winter storm.

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A tugboat broke up the ice near downtown Chicago.

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People carried umbrellas to block the wind and snow in NYC.

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A New Yorker tried to hail a cab in the middle of the snowstorm.

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In Chicago, a man used a sail to ski along Montrose Beach on the shore of Lake Michigan.

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A White House worker covered up for the chilly temperatures in Washington DC.

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In Manhattan, a New Yorker took the opportunity to do some snow art.

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Snow blew along the sidewalk in NYC.

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A cyclist wore ski goggles to ride his bike across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

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In NYC, a woman bundled up to brave the cold during Winter storm Janus.

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Heavy snowfall hit the White House in Washington DC.

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A woman walked through the snowy park in Washington DC.