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Watch: Reflecting Pool in US Capital Covered in Ice as Historic Storm Strikes

origin 1People walk on the frozen Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington, DC as a historic winter storm and arctic blast engulfs the United States. ©Andrew Harnik / AP

People walked on the frozen reflecting pool of the National Mall in the US capital on Monday as a historic winter storm and arctic blast engulfed the country. Authorities have reminded residents that ice skating is not permitted.

In New York, emergency crews were scrambling to rescue abandoned residents from what authorities were calling the “blizzard of the century.” The relentless storm left at least 25 people dead in the state and more than 60 nationwide.