Another metre of snow is expected to hit parts of the north-eastern United States after a massive snowstorm left at least seven dead in New York state on Wednesday.
Weather-related deaths were also reported in New Hampshire and Michigan.
Parts of the city of Buffalo are already under 1.5m of snow in what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called snowstorm an "historic event", the BBC reported.
Freezing temperatures have continued in many parts of the US, with heavy disruption to travel.
Weather related deaths were also reported in New Hampshire and Michigan.
John Jiloty, of East Aurora near Buffalo, told the BBC some people had been stuck in their cars for a day-and-a-half.
"I'm lucky to not be in some of the worst of it where there's six feet of snow literally 15 minutes away from where I am," he said.
"We have maybe four feet (1.2m) of snow so a couple more coming tonight and we'll see how we do".
Residents were reported trapped in their homes and cars, and strong winds and icy roads caused motorway accidents and forced school closures in parts of the US.