Photos of the Week: Mayhem Ensues Amid Snow, Ice

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By Kristen Rodman, Staff Writer
February 01, 2014; 8:00 AM

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.

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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.

An avalanche on Jan. 27, 2014, blocks the only road into Valdez, Alaska, creating massive flooding in the region.(Twitter Photo/National Weather Service Alaska)

Two passersby come to the aid of a motorist with traction problems in the snow, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in downtown Minneapolis where up to a half of a foot of snow was expected. (AP Photo)

While there was still not much snow in Montgomery, Ala., as of Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2014, ice had already formed across the city. (Photo/Julie Bennett and

In this view looking at Cobb Parkway at I-285, abandoned cars are piled up on the median of the ice-covered road after a winter snow storm slammed the city with over 2 inches of snow that turned highways into parking lots creating massive traffic jams lasting through Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

A Romanian soldier clears snow around an old house in the village of Vadu Pasii, Romania, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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