A large construction crane has collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City, killing one person and injuring at least two others.
The Fire Department of New York confirmed the fatality and is on the scene responding to the accident.
The collapse happened along West Broadway early on Friday morning in the Tribeca neighbourhood.
The downed crane, which filled the street, fell onto numerous parked cars.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the victim was sitting in a parked car at the time of the accident, and that it was caused by high winds.
All roads in New York City have been closed as New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a travel ban from 2.30pm as a potentially deadly blizzard affects the state.
Anyone found driving on the roads of New York can be arrested but the subway remains open.
The massive winter storm Jonas has threatened to dump a record-breaking 30 inches of snow on the metropolitan area.