Earlier this week, the western and central US states found themselves at the mercy of the cold snap and snowfall. For three days the snow cover in some areas exceeded one meter. Due to bad weather in some areas closed schools and government agencies. Snowfalls and blizzards caused the death of 10 people in the United States.
Shod in snowshoes, Tom Morini is another during a snowstorm in Derry, New Hampshire, on Wednesday 9 December. Meteorologists promise that in some parts of New Hampshire will drop to 30 cm of snow.
Students of the University of Wisconsin-Madison play snowballs on Bascom Hill in Madison, Wisconsin. (Andy Manis / Getty Images)
A passing driver helps to push the car out of the snow in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday. In some parts of the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa expected more than 30 cm of snow. The National Weather Service has promised an "extremely dangerous snowstorms" and almost zero visibility on the roads. Gusts up to 80 mph could create snow drifts from two to four meters. (Charlie Neibergall / AP)