Winter's fury unleashed snow and ice this week, creating chaos in multiple locations across the Northern Hemisphere.
In the last frontier state, an avalanche rocked the city of Valdez, blocking the city's only entryway and causing massive flooding.
Heading east, a snowstorm slammed the Twin Cities wreaking havoc on commuting traffic. Meanwhile, a rare winter storm inundated the South with snow and ice, ensuring chaos in the area.
An ocean away, across the Atlantic, another major storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of northern Bulgaria and eastern Romania, leading to considerable delays in railway and air traffic.