Eric Klein tries to dig out his car on Monday, January 17, after a storm dumped at least a foot of snow overnight in Rochester, New York.
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In pictures: Snow and ice slam the East Coast

Updated 4:55 PM ET, Mon January 17, 2022

Eric Klein tries to dig out his car on Monday, January 17, after a storm dumped at least a foot of snow overnight in Rochester, New York.
Tina MacIntyre-Yee/Democrat and Chronicle/AP

More than 50 million people were under winter weather alerts on Monday, January 17, as a massive winter storm continued up the East Coast of the United States.

The storm began slicing through parts of the Southeast on Sunday, dropping freezing rain, ice and snow on cities and states that don't normally face such cold weather challenges. The weather system also spawned tornadoes in Florida.