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Winter storm dumps snow on nation’s capital


Visitors at the U.S. Capitol on Monday Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Winter storm dumps snow on nation’s capital

More than half of Monday morning’s flights at the three major airports near Washington, D.C., were canceled or delayed, according to FlightAware.com. Thousands were also canceled on Sunday after a winter storm rolled into the mid-Atlantic region. Even the president couldn’t avoid the winter travel woes: He had to take his motorcade to the White House from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland after the snow grounded his helicopter.

How bad is the storm? Forecasters predicted as much as 10 inches of snow for the District of Colombia, Virginia, and central Maryland through 4 p.m. on Monday.  The warning covered an area stretching from northern Alabama and southern Tennessee through Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina and up toward the nation’s capital. Other regions also got a New Year snowstorm, including much of the Pacific Northwest.

Dig deeper: Keep up with the latest developments at the National Weather Service’s website.


Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a former assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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