Nation's capital region shuts down after snowfall - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Nation's capital region shuts down after snowfall

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital and surrounding areas are shut down as snow blankets the region.

The National Weather Service received reports Thursday morning of nearly 9 inches in Washington, more than 26 inches in Baltimore County and 14 inches in northern Delaware.

Snow mixed with sleet in some areas through the morning and a second snow band is expected to pass through the region in the evening. Forecasters said the region might see its highest snowfall amounts since February 2010.

Crews worked through the night to clear snow from roads and schools and government offices throughout the region are closed.

Maryland and Virginia have declared states of emergency and Delaware has issued a limited state of emergency. D.C. officials say vehicles parked on emergency routes will be towed.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices