Updated Feb 16, 2021 - Science

In photos: Snow and ice blanket much of the U.S.

General view of Lower Broadway as vehicles and people traverse through snow and ice on February 15
Vehicles and people traverse through snow and ice in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday. Photo: Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Over 150 million Americans are under winter storm warnings, as a subfreezing cold snap sweeps across the U.S., bringing with it heavy snow and dangerous, icy conditions.

The big picture: Hundreds of flights have been canceled and millions were without power across the U.S. Monday. Controlled outages were scheduled to take place in 14 central states to prevent uncontrolled cuts amid record freezing conditions. At least two people have died in Texas during the storm.

People push a car out of the snow in Austin, Texas.
People push a car out of the snow in Austin, Texas. Photo: Montinique Monroe/Getty Images
 A man sleds down a snow covered hill in Houston, Texas on February 15
A man sleds down a snow-covered hill in Houston, Texas. Photo: Mark Felix/AFP /AFP via Getty Images
The scene at a restaurant on New York City's Upper West Side.
The scene at a restaurant on New York City's Upper West Side. Another wintry storm is forecast to hit the East Coast by the week's end. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images
The scene in a Seattle, Washington, street Feb. 13.
The scene in a Seattle, Washington, street Feb. 13. Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images
 For two year-old Savannah Bohne the snow is fun, for mom- Victoria Bohne, not so muuch as she clears her walks in Springfield Thursday morning
Snow-clearing in Springfield, Pennsylvania. Photo: Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times Images
City workers use snow shovels to clear ice off of the sidewalk on February 11, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
City workers use snow shovels to clear ice off of the sidewalk in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images
Icicles form outside the Capitol during the impeachment trial in the Senate as sleet and freezing rain fall in Washington on Saturday, Feb. 13
Icicles form outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more images and further details on the fallout from the storm system.

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