U.S. (AP) -- Millions of Americans are digging out from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City.
Hurricane-force winds and whiteout conditions gave way to blinding sunshine Sunday and temperatures slightly above freezing, promising a gentle thawing-out.
New York and Baltimore began lifting travel restrictions and hearty souls ventured out on snow-choked streets, while mass transit systems up and down the coast prepared to restore normal service.
At least 20 deaths are now blamed on the winter storm that has blasted the East Coast, with two more deaths reported in Virgina.
A man was killed yesterday in a single-vehicle crash in Virginia Beach that police blamed on speed and icy road conditions, and local news reports say Virginia Tech filmmaker Jerry Scheeler died Friday while shoveling snow outside his house in Daleville.
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